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Legends of Australian music and rodeo collide! John Farnham brings The Voice to the Isa Rodeo

The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is celebrating 60 years in August, with a massive entertainment lineup led by Australian legend John Farnham performing live inside the Isa Rodeo’s famous red dirt arena. Australia’s most successful solo artist, Farnham is known for good reason as The Voice, and leads a brilliant lineup of Aussie artists Lee […]

Isa Rodeo saddles up to lure American rodeo fans

Fresh from its success at last week’s Queensland Tourism Awards, the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo has set its sights on attracting more international visitors. Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo Inc (MIRRI) Chairman Mr Darren Campi collected the Festival and Events award for the second consecutive year, accompanied by other MIRRI representatives and General Manager Ms […]

Champion broncs and bulls are true stars of Isa Rodeo

As the stock contractor for next month’s Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo, Darren Brandenburg knows all about good breeding. A former Australian bull riding champion, the Nebo-based rodeo bull contractor is responsible for supplying the bucking stock – bulls and broncs – to the biggest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere, being held from August 12 […]

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Nominations open for Isa Rodeo

Nominations open today (Wednesday, July 20) for the largest and richest rodeo in the Southern Hemisphere – the mighty Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo. Cow boys and cow girls can register for the Isa Rodeo by calling the Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) Central Entries on (07) 4661 4766. Registrations will be taken from today […]


Isa Rodeo Queens on a quest for charity

There’s no doubt this year’s three Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo Queen Quest entrants have a lot of heart for their local community and chosen charities. Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo Manager Natalie Flecker paid tribute to the entrants – Renaee Gattera, representing North West Queensland Mental Health Network; Chelsea Beckmann (Ronald McDonald House); and Sarah […]

Australia’s biggest rodeo means big bucks for Mount Isa

The biggest rodeo in the southern hemisphere is underway with Outback Queensland’s Mount Isa hosting a spectacular three day showcase of the best of Australian rodeo competition. Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) General Manager Steve Hilton said rodeo crowds were in for a big weekend of world-class rodeo competition at the Mount Isa Mines Rotary […]

Australia’s top rodeo competitors and stock heading to Isa showdown

The country’s top cowboys and cowgirls, plus of course the best stock, are heading to north-west Queensland for next month’s iconic Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo. Being held from 9 to 11 August, the Isa Rodeo will showcase the talents of the current Australian rodeo champions, according to Australian Professional Rodeo Association (APRA) General Manager […]

Darryl Chong

No clowning around for bull fighters at Mount Isa rodeo

Bull fighter Darryl Chong is sometime mistaken for a rodeo clown, but has one of the most serious jobs at next month’s Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo. The current Professional (PBR) Australian Champion Bull Fighter and three-time Australian Champion Bull Fighter, along with Dan Roberts and Clint Kelly, make up the bull fighting team who […]

Busby Marou headlines entertainment at Mount Isa rodeo

Queensland’s wildly popular rock duo Busby Marou, rising country music star Shea Fisher and Fred Brophy’s Outback boxing troupe are all part of this year’s entertainment-packed Xstrata Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo being held from August 10 to 12. And inside the Isa’s Buchanan Park arena, world-class rodeo action is guaranteed at the biggest event of […]