Mayor urges Mount Isa Residents to take up Immobiliser Vouchers


Published: 10th November 2023

Mount Isa City Council is encouraging local residents to apply for a $500 Queensland Government voucher to install a secondary engine immobiliser to protect their cars.

Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade said Mount Isa, along with Townsville and Cairns, were selected to participate in a trial of immobilisers with 900 vouchers allocated for Mount Isa.

“More than half of the 20,000 vouchers allocated for the trial have been issued,” the Mayor said.

“I urge Mount Isa residents to apply for a voucher and get their immobiliser installed locally. We want the Queensland Government to be able to see this trial work.”

According to report of Queensland Police Service data, there were 274 unlawful use of motor vehicle offences reported in Mount Isa last year; a 33% increase on the 205 offences reported in 2021.

Car immobiliser provider Lisa Cohen said the Queensland Government should be congratulated for the trial and nominating three separate regions.

“I am working with local installers, including Cava Hydraulics and Engineering, Quantum Auto Electrics and Autobarn to be able to assist residents who want the added protection for their vehicle,” she said.

More information about the trial is available on the QPS Website: