City of Mount Isa

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City of Mount Isa
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Location within Queensland
Population 22,517 (2015 Est)[1]
 • Density 0.519440/km2 (1.345344/sq mi)
Established 1914
Area 43,348.6 km2 (16,737.0 sq mi)
Mayor Joyce McCulloch
Council seat Mount Isa
State electorate(s) Mount Isa
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Mount Isa City Council Logo.jpg
Website City of Mount Isa
LGAs around City of Mount Isa:
Roper Gulf (NT) Burke Burke
Barkly (NT) City of Mount Isa Cloncurry
Barkly (NT) Boulia Cloncurry

The City of Mount Isa is a local government area in north west Queensland. The City covers the urban locality of Mount Isa, the administrative centre, and surrounding area, sharing a boundary with the Northern Territory to the west.

Mount Isa is a reasonably affluent district. The largest industry in the City is the Mount Isa Mines, a source of lead, copper, silver and zinc. Cattle grazing and tourism are other industries of note.


On 10 February 1914, the Shire of Barclay Tableland, based in Camooweal, was incorporated on an area previously managed by the shires of Burke and Cloncurry. On 14 August 1919 the spelling was changed and it became known as Shire of Barkly Tableland. As a consequence of the growth of Mount Isa as a mining and population centre within the shire, an Order in Council dated 15 December 1962 renamed the shire to Shire of Mount Isa, effective 1 July 1963, and its administration centre relocated to Mount Isa. At the same time it gained part of the Shire of Cloncurry. On 30 May 1968, the shire was proclaimed as a City due to the area reaching a population of 18,000.

Towns and localities[edit]

The City of Mount Isa includes the following settlements:

Suburbs of the town of Mount Isa[edit]

Rural areas outside the town[edit]

Chairmen and mayors[edit]

  • 1927: John Thomson Campbell [2]

Sister cities[edit]

Sister cities of Mount Isa include:


Year Population
1954 7,884
1961 13,967
1966 17,485
1971 26,502
1976 26,536
1981 24,390
1986 23,927
1991 24,735
1996 22,866
2001 21,636
2006 21,201


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Pugh, Theophilus Parsons (1927). Pugh's Almanac for 1927. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 20°43′29″S 139°29′37″E / 20.72472°S 139.49361°E / -20.72472; 139.49361