Life in Mount Isa

Living in Mount Isa Australia

Living in Mount Isa Australia

Life in Mount Isa

Welcome to Mount Isa.  We know you are going to love living in Mount Isa and have a great time if you are passing through.

Life in Mount Isa

Life in Mount Isa

Is Mount Isa a good place to live?

Yes, Mount Isa is a great place to live or visit.  Below our guide to Mount Isa will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.

Visas required to live in Mount Isa

If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Mount Isa, you are going to need a visa to do so.  Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Mount Isa.  Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.


If you are moving to Mount Isa and want to find a job in Mount Isa we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Mount Isa for new arrivals.  Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.

Map of Mount Isa

Weather in Mount Isa

Mount Isa

Mount Isa ( EYE-zə) is a city in the Gulf Country region of Queensland, Australia. It came into existence because of the vast mineral deposits found in the area. Mount Isa Mines (MIM) is one of the most productive single mines in world history, based on combined production of lead, silver, copper and zinc.

With an urban population of 18,727 in 2021 census, Mount Isa is the administrative, commercial and industrial centre for the state’s vast north-western region. Although situated in an arid area, the artificial Lake Moondarra 19 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city on the Leichhardt River provides both drinking water and an area for watersports, birdwatching and recreation. Locals often refer to Mount Isa as “The Isa”.

Due to the lead production in the city, Mount Isa has one of the most intensive air quality monitoring systems in Australia. Concerns have been raised over childhood lead contamination and air pollution within the city. The Mount Isa Mines (MIM) in particular are a source of significant lead pollution.

Hotels and Accommodation in Mount Isa

There are all types of accommodation available in Mount Isa.  The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save

This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.

Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.

Mount Isa is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.

Accountants in Mount Isa


Banks in Mount Isa



Cafes in Mount Isa


The Xtra Mile Cafe
1 review
71 Camooweal St, Mount Isa Queensland 4825, Australia
Bambino Espresso Boutique
3 reviews
Coffee & Tea
Shop 6, 29 Miles Street, Mount Isa Queensland 4825, Australia
Sweet Ginger Cafe
1 review
Desserts, Coffee & Tea
Hilton Square Shop, Hilton Western Australia 6163, Australia


Carpet Cleaners in Mount Isa


Dentists in Mount Isa



Doctors and Medical clinics in Mount Isa


You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.


Contact one of the Mount Isa Electricians below



Hospitals in Mount Isa



Mechanics in Mount Isa


Newspapers in Mount Isa




Pest Control in Mount Isa




Plumbers in Mount Isa



Real Estate Agents in Mount Isa 



Restaurants in Mount Isa


The Xtra Mile Cafe
1 review
71 Camooweal St, Mount Isa Queensland 4825, Australia

Schools in Mount Isa



Solicitors in Mount Isa



Supermarkets in Mount Isa 



Vets in Mount Isa 



For all information on living in towns and cities across Australia visit our Living in Australia index page where you will find 160 guides on areas right across the country.


To live and work in Australia you might be eligible for an Australian Work Visa or a Permanent Residency visa as a skilled worker.  Find out more and move to Australia to live and work and start you new life.