Mount Isa 100 Years Celebration

To celebrate the city's centenary year in 2023, there will be a range of events, activities and commemorations throughout the year.

The 100 Years Advisory Committee will assist Council by providing guidance on infrastructure, events and funding opportunities that are complementary to the celebration.

The advisory committee held its first meeting on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, and on the agenda were projects and events for the 100 Years Celebration in 2023. 

Meetings will be held monthly going forward.

Committee members are listed below:

Committee Members


Cr Peta MacRae


Emma Harmon

Commerce North West

Garry Murray

Mount Isa Tourism Association

Ian Brown


Kath Donnelly

Education / Community

Kaye Smith

Salvation Army/Indigenous

Maryann Wipaki

Mount Isa Mines

Natalie Flecker

Mount Isa Rodeo

Sherrie Tuppurainen


Steve Carson

Event Organiser

Tammy Parry

State Government

Tara Bell

Kalkadoon PBC Representative

A while ago we surveyed the community on your ideas for 2023. Click Here to View the Survey Results

Building Better Regions Community Investments Funding

In early October, Council was successful in receiving $506,900 in funding for the Mount Isa 100 Years Celebrations, thanks to the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund Community Investments Stream Round 5. Council’s contribution of $217,240 is part of its funding obligation, for a total amount of $724,140.

The funding will be used to build on Mount Isa’s flagship events in 2023, such as the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo, Mount Isa Show, MineX mining expo, and the Isa Street Festival, as well as to develop new events, such as the 100-year reunion, founders’ day, and local Indigenous art displays.

It's anticipated the 100-year reunion dinner will be a gala-style event that will attract people who once lived in the city back to Mount Isa.

The Founders’ Day Underground Experience at Outback at Isa aims to tell stories from Traditional Owners about the country and people before Mount Isa was established and feature long-term residents’ stories of "back in the day".

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