12-15th August 2021


Kate Jones
Welcome to the 2020 Mount Isa Mines Virtual Rodeo

Message from the Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation, The Hon Kate Jones MP

The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo – the largest rodeo in the southern hemisphere – will be staged as a ‘virtual rodeo’ in 2020 and broadcast live to the globe in what’s believed to be an Australian first.

COVID-19 is the biggest challenge we’ve ever had to face. But it’s great to see the resilience and commitment of event organisers to ensure they can still bring the community together – ensuring that we continue to promote Outback Queensland to thousands of prospective visitors who are watching online.

Events are vital to the Palaszczuk Government’s strategy to rebuild Queensland’s economy and support local jobs long into the future.

We’re proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland.

To all those participating, I wish you all the best of luck. Please be sure to share your experience on social media to share the beauty of our great state with people from around the world.

The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation

The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for Tourism Industry Development

What to Expect

World Class Rodeo Action

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Isa Rodeo will be bringing you one of the world's first Virtual Rodeos! Kicking off on the 7 - 9 August, 2020.

Get planning for the 2021 Isa Rodeo, kicking off on August 12, with a half-day “Rodeo Sound Check” of lower division events.

The main competition starts Friday and runs over the next three days, with live 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:

3 Full Days of Concerts & Entertaiment

Live concerts are staged on Wardles Main Stage in the rodeo forecourt, all included in your Friday and Saturday rodeo pass!

We announce the entertainment lineup in the lead up to the event.

Sunday is finals day, concluding mid afternoon in preparation for the specially ticketed concert  live in the Rodeo Arena on Wardles Stage.

Unique Rodeo Experiences

Ever wondered what it was like in the famous Rodeo chute?

Catch a  cowboy’s eye view at what goes on behind the scenes, you don’t get much closer than this!

Click below to see whats on offer...

Cashless Food, Merch & Bars

We've gone cash free with AWOP cashless wrist bands.

Just load it up with currency and pay for your food, merchandise and beverages using your wristband.  

For more information on on AWOP hit the link below