|Population||31 (2016 census)|
|• Density||0.00310/km2 (0.00802/sq mi)|
|Area||10,006.8 km2 (3,863.6 sq mi)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Cook|
Parts of Shelburn are protected areas. In the north of the locality is the Heathlands Resources Reserve. In the east of the locality is the Wuthathi (Shelburne Bay) National Park and the Bromley (Ampulin) National Park. In the south of the locality is the Bromley (Kungkaychi) National Park.
In 1976 the Australian Conservation Foundation first proposed the establishment of a national park to protect Shelburne Bays' white silica sand dunes. In 1987, a silica sand mining project in the area was rejected by Prime Minister Bob Hawke because of environmental concerns and the adverse impact on the Aboriginal community who had sacred sites in the area. On 15 December 2016 the Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt announced that more than 118,000 hectares (290,000 acres) of land would returned to the Wuthathi people with 40,000 hectares (99,000 acres) set aside to create the Wuthathi (Shelburne Bay) National Park which would be jointly managed by the Queensland Government and the Wuthathi people.
On 17 May 2017 the Queensland Government announced that 160,730 hectares (397,200 acres) of land set aside in 1986 for the development of a spaceport would be returned to the Wuthathi, Kuuku Ya’u and Northern Kaanju people. 40,350 hectares (99,700 acres) of the land would be used to establish Bromley (Ampulin) National and 10,680 hectares (26,400 acres) used to establish Bromley (Kungkaychi) National Parks, both of which would be jointly managed by the Bromley Aboriginal Corporation and the Queensland Government.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Shelburne (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
- "Shelburne - locality in Shire of Cook (entry 46139)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
- "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
- Sexton-McGrath, Kristy (15 December 2016). "Shelburne Bay handed back to the Wuthathi people after 20-year fight". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 2 October 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
- Pitt, Curtis; Bailey, Mark; Miles, Steven (15 December 2016). "Sands of Shelburne returned to Traditional Owners". Media Statements. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
- Palaszczuk, Annastacia; Miles, Steve; Furner, Mark (17 May 2017). "Bromley back in Traditional ownership". Media Statements. Queensland Government. Archived from the original on 25 March 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
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