Mount Isa is a community which rose from the red dirt on the back of mining. We’ve celebrated the good times and tightened the belts in the bad.
Through it all, one event has seen Mount Isa through.
To the people who call this city home, Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo has been everything from a glimmer of hope to an all-out party. It has put Mount Isa on the map, given townsfolk something to be proud of.
And we are passionate about our rodeo. The local community has a sense of pride about the event and the prestige surrounding it.
It’s what makes Mount Isa known as more than just a mining town. The event has a very infectious and contagious atmosphere which the visitors and competitors love.
Each year, community and businesses make the rodeo their event by becoming sponsors, volunteering or getting involved in the mardi gras and best dressed premises competitions.
And it doesn’t stop there. To date, the event has donated more than $3 million to charitable, community, cultural, sporting and service organisations.