About Us



The Isa Rodeo is a result of predecessors who had a vision to put the new, remote town of Mount Isa on the map. The rodeo has its own mystique and a history dating back to 1959. Back then it took weeks to walk the bucking horses in from Carandotta Station on the Queensland-Northern Territory border to the old rodeo yards at Kalkadoon Park, Mount Isa. Now the horses and bulls are brought in by truck to Buchanan Park.

We stage the Southern Hemisphere’s largest rodeo. Yes we do it ‘cause we love it, but at the heart of it, we do it to better the lives of our community, our City and our region. The Rodeo help generate new economic activity and raises the profile of Mount Isa and Outback Queensland as” Rodeo Capital of Australia”.

Since its inception, the Isa Rodeo has directly given in excess of 4.8+ m to charity in our City, in addition to providing important fundraising opportunities for clubs, non-profit groups, schools and community services throughout our City.

By supporting the Isa Rodeo, you’re also supporting our wider community.