North West’s Best Sausages to be Chosen at Great Australian Bites

The winners of the North West Sausages Championships will be chosen at the Great Australian Bites event on Saturday, May 14, on the Civic Centre front lawns.

Published: 29th April 2022

Which butcher in North West Queensland makes the best sausages? A competition to be run in conjunction with the Great Australian Bites event aims to find out.

Butchers from across the North West – including Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Julia Creek, Hughenden, Richmond, Normanton and Winton – are being urged to send through some of their best sausages (thin beef, thin pork, and any other variety of thin or thick) for the North West Sausages Championships, to be judged at the Great Australian Bites.

The Great Australian Bites will be held on the Mount Isa Civic Centre front lawns on Saturday, May 14, from 4pm-9pm.

It will include food stalls from local community groups, free food tastings, food judging, live entertainment, and beer and wine tasting. Groups who are interested in having a food stall at the event are urged to register their interest at

At the event, the butchers with the winning sausages will be presented with a certificate for display in their business premises.

The Great Australian Bites aims to bring local and regional food, local entertainers, and bar facilities to the CBD for a relaxed evening of entertainment.

Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade said North West butchers make some of the best produce in the region and the Great Australian Bites is the perfect opportunity for them to showcase their product for the community.

“I encourage them to send their best sausages – whether that be their most popular flavours, what they consider to be their best flavours, or their most original or creative flavours – to us, and we’ll let the judges decide at the event,” Cr Slade said.

“Council is looking forward to hosting a relaxed festival atmosphere with great local food and entertainment to celebrate the great Australian way of life, as well as our many local multicultural flavours and talented artists.”

Butchers interested in taking part in the competition are encouraged to call Council’s Economic Development Officer on 4747 3200 for local pick-up, or send their sausages to Mount Isa City Council, 23 West Street, Mount Isa, QLD, 4825.