Mount Isa at a glance
Mount Isa is a vast, progressive mining city located in the heart of North West Queensland and the Carpentaria-Mount Isa Mineral Province. Once a raw frontier town, Mount Isa has developed into a busy industrial, commercial, administrative and tourism centre. Its 23,500 strong population which is increasing rapidly, enjoys modern facilities and shops, comfortable accommodation, a wide range of entertainment and almost every sport imaginable.
Situated 900 kilometres by road west of Townsville and about 1,900 kilometres north west of Brisbane, Mount Isa is well equipped to satisfy residential, business and industrial needs.The western gateway to Queensland, Camooweal, is located 186 kilometres west on the national highway system. Mount Isa City covers an area of over 43,430 square kilometres, making it geographically the second largest city in Australia to Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia.
Mount Isa is a diversely multicultural city with more than 50 nationalities living and working in harmony. Mount Isa’s current Local Government area covers 43,430 square kilometres and is home to a population of approximately 23,500 people. Council is responsible for maintaining 202 kilometres of sealed and 362 kilometres graded roads. On average, Mount Isa experiences approximately 9.5 hours of sunshine every day and only 50 wet days per year.