This is Australia’s Richest Rodeo. In fact, it’s the Southern Hemisphere’s largest rodeo and has been running since 1959. We welcome you to join us in our diamond jubliee celebrations, with the 60th Rodeo in 2018 and our 60th Year in 2019.
In 2018, we welcome visitors to Mount Isa with a free Isa Street Festival in the CBD, organised by the Mount Isa City Council, on Wednesday, August 8 including a dusk street parade on sunset followed by a free concert.
The Mount Isa Mines Isa Rodeo 2018 kicks off on Thursday morning, August 9, with a half-day “Rodeo Sound Check” of lower division events.
The action will then shift to the Mount Isa Race Club for the Mailman Express on Thursday night.
Rodeo competition will be held over the next three days, with a Friday night concert featuring The Viper Creek Band and Shannon Noll; a Saturday night concert featuring The McClymonts and Travis Collins. Sunday is finals day, concluding mid afternoon in preparation for the specially ticketed gala Birthday Bash concert headlined by Jimmy Barnes, The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan, James Blundell and Brewn.
The event includes concerts, markets, and non-stop rodeo action. The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo is part of the Australian Professional Rodeo Association’s (APRA) national rodeo circuit and we include eight major rodeo events in the Rodeo Arena including:
- SADDLE BRONC
- BAREBACK BRONC
- BULL RIDING
- STEER WRESTLING
- ROPE & TIE
- TEAM ROPING
- LADIES BARREL RACING
- LADIES BREAKAWAY ROPING
Special cashless AWOP wristbands are available at this year’s Isa Rodeo. See here for details => How it works – Mt Isa and click here for handy hints and terms and conditions => Cashless System. AWOP Terms and Conditions and Handy Hints