The Council is made up of 5 Elected Members one of whom is the Mayor. They represent the residents from the Quilpie Shire. All are elected by the people. General elections are held every four years, the next one due March 2012.
Each Elected Member has a duty to present the views of the electors, but must also try to take an overall approach to issues where necessary. In return, the Elected Member is the council representative to the electors and must advise them of council policy and explain the basis upon which such policy is decided.