About Us



Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo Inc. (MIRRI) is an incorporated non-profit association whose predecessors 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 Carrandotta 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.

Supported by the two Rotary Clubs of Mount Isa 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 4.6+ 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.

Click here for a copy of the mirri-constitution



The Rotary motto is Service Above Self – service in the community, service in the workplace and service throughout the world.

Through community service projects, Rotary address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty, hunger, the environment, illiteracy and violence.

The organisation also supports programs for youth, education, career development and international exchanges for students, teachers and professionals.

For more information on Rotary, visit the Rotary International website.


Mount Isa Rotary Club
President –  Michelle Newman

Mount Isa South West Rotary Club
President – Rob Shepherd

For further information contact the Rotary Office.