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Mount Isa

North West Hospital and Health Service
About Mount Isa

Mount Isa is the mining capital of Queensland. It is a visually attractive city due its immersion amongst the ochre-red soil of the Selwyn Ranges and the cool banks of the Leichhardt River. Established in 1923 following the discovery of one of the world’s richest deposits of copper, silver, lead and zinc ore, the Mount Isa mine is considered one of the greatest mines in the world. Mount Isa brings out the adventurous spirit in everyone, with ample places to fish, camp, four wheel drive or to enjoy an outback sunset.

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Working in Mount Isa

With mining being the main industry of Mount Isa, it is likely that you will be
treating many of the workers from the mine as well as local residents and visitors.

The Mount Isa Hospital offers primary, secondary and community health services in addition to specialist services such as anaesthetics, paediatrics, psychiatry,
surgery and obstetrics & gynaecology.

The North West Hospital and Health Service also hosts a range of clinics in speciality and sub-speciality services.

Allied health services include dentistry, dietetics, medical imaging, occupational therapy, pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology and social work.

Outreach services are also present and include allied health, mental health, nutrition, child health, aged care assessment, paediatrics, obstetrics, sexual
health, women's health and palliative care services.

HACC offer home care services to the community and in addition, numerous visiting services are available to Mount Isa. These visiting services include cardiology, obstetrics, general practice, urology, orthopaedics, gastroenterology, radiology, neurosurgery, endocrinology, ophthalmology, respiratory medicine, radiation oncology, maxillo-facial surgery, child cardiology, paediatrics, genetics and reconstructive surgery.

As a Queensland Health employee you will be able to experience the benefits of
the $65.19 million redevelopment of the Mount Isa Hospital currently underway. Improvements to the emergency department, outpatients department, mental health services and oral health services are being made as well as ward refurbishment.

Living in Mount Isa

Mount Isa is ideal for the single professional or young couple. Over half the population is under the age of 35 years old and education is highly regarded in
this mining town with over 52 percent of the population undertaking some form of post school qualification. The majority of Queensland Health employees at Mount Isa have reported that their social life increased exponentially when they moved
to the town.

On the outskirts of Mount Isa is the Riversleigh fossil deposit, the richest and one
of the most important fossil fields in Australia. Incorporated into the outback at Isa complex, the Fossil Centre shows palaeontologic research being conducted on the spot. Important finds such as ‘Thingadonta,’ ‘Elvis the Pelvis’ and ‘Big Bird’ first emerged from the vats of ascetic acid in front of tourists and visitors taking the lab tour!

Local must see!

“You’re in for one heck of a ride” at the Isa Rodeo! Held in August every year, the Isa Rodeo is a three day rodeo amidst a two week festival that includes a ball, mardi gras, horse racing, country music festival, laser light show, art and photographic exhibitions and other live entertainment. Its a must-do event for EVERYONE in the region!

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  • 35 Education facilities, including state and private schools (Preparatory Year followed by Year 1 to Year 12), TAFE, special education, School of the Air and MIGATE
  • Childcare facilities
  • Shopping centres including all major supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths as well as all major brands
  • Most major banks
  • Cinema Isa
  • Mount Isa Theatre
  • Community clubs, including Buffalo Club, Youth Centre, PCYC, RSL, Scouts and Toastmasters
  • Civic Centre incorporating the Function Centre and the Convention Centre
  • Police station
  • Australia Post
  • Emergency services
  • 17 places of worship serving various faiths and denominations
Fishing at Mt IsaFishing at Mt IsaSporting & Recreation
  • Selwyn Ranges
  • Lawn Hill National Park and Gorge
  • Birdsville Races
  • Annual Isa Rodeo
  • Lake Moondarra - swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, Barramundi fishing, picnicking
  • Lake Julius - swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, fishing, picnicking
  • Abandoned mining town - Mary Kathleen
  • World-heritage listed Riversleigh Fossil fields
  • Frank Aston Rotary museum
  • Royal Flying Doctors Base
  • Sporting clubs and facilities, including pony club, bowls, football, hockey, cricket, tennis, ten pin bowling, netball, swimming, martial arts, BMX, gymnastics, basketball, gun club, golf, canoeing, softball and squash
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • 4wd driving
  • Mine tours
  • $4.25 million Mount Isa Family Fun Park theme park
  • Hilary Street look out
View of Mt Isa at night View of Mt Isa at night Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
30 Camooweal Street MOUNT ISA QLD 4825
Postal Address:
PO Box 27 MOUNT ISA QLD 4825
General Phone:
+61 7 4744 4444
General Fax:
+61 7 4745 4575
Office Hours:
24 hour coverage
Glen Williams, DON, Mt Isa Hospital
Glen Williams DON, Mt Isa Hospital "I love the diversity of the role and of many things throughout the health service district in the outback. Not one day is the same".
Elizabeth Colville, Physiotherapist, Mt Isa Hospital
Elizabeth Colville Physiotherapist, Mt Isa Hospital "The people who live out here are all friendly and welcoming. A wide range of experience can be gained by the many different types of patients".
Paul Stevenson, DCEO, Mt Isa Hospital
Paul Stevenson DCEO, Mt Isa Hospital "To work in Mt Isa health services is to experience the richness of true diversity in rural Australian health care".
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  • 23,500 Population
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