||Named and bounded by Queensland Place Names Board 1 September 1980. Kawungan is reported to be a Kabi language word, indicating place of scrub magpies, from kai wung-scrub magpie (Strepera graculina) and dha/gun-place. Refer J.G. Steele. Aboriginal pathways. Brisbane, 1983, p.205. Kawungan was originally a railway station name. Named and bounded by the Minister for Natural Resources 25 June 1999. Regazetted by the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and Minister for Trade on the 2 July 2010 due to the council amalgamations under the Local Government Reform Implementation Act 2007.