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Northern Outback Business Awards

Returning in October of 2018!

 The Northern Outback Business Awards celebrate Northern Outback businesses; recognise outstanding contributions to the growth of our economy and provide a vibrant showcase of innovation and progression from the region's businesses. 

"Northern Outback" encompasses the local Government areas of Boulia, Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry,
Croydon, Doomadgee, Etheridge, Flinders, McKinlay, Mornington, Mount Isa and Richmond.

Recognising Northern Outback business industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, sustainability and overall business success; the Awards also recognises the important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through excellence of service, commitment to their customers, philanthropic ideals, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.

These awards are a prime opportunity to recognise and reward the efforts and achievements of businesses throughout the region - which includes the recognition of the outstanding contributions made to the growth of our economy and showcase the vibrant information and progression from the region's businesses.


2017 Award Winners


Business Growth

  • 10 or less employees with thanks to Mt Isa ISUZU Ute- WINNER Kixup Repairs
  • More than 10 employees with thanks to Jemena- WINNER Western Labour Hire

Business Innovation with thanks to Glencore Mount Isa Mines

  • 10 or less employees- WINNER Outback Drones
  • More than 10 employees- WINNER The Laura Johnson Home

Sustainability in Business with thanks to QantasLink- WINNER Start Construction & Hire

New Investment with thanks to The Buffs Club- WINNER Sanctum Medi Spa Retreat

Corporate Citizenship with thanks to Imparja Television- WINNER Andii Mihay Events

Workplace of Choice with thanks to Discovery Parks

  • 10 or less employees-WINNER Start Construction & Hire
  • More than 10 employees-WINNER ADG

Community Organisation with thanks to Diamantina Power Station- WINNER Zonta Club of Mount Isa

Service Excellence

  • Professional Services Sector with thanks to Mount Isa Trophies- WINNER LJ Hooker Mount Isa
  • Health & Beauty Sector with thanks to Hitfm Mount Isa- WINNER Sanctum Medi Spa Retreat
  • Hospitality & Tourism Sector with thanks to Hertz Mount Isa- WINNER Discovery Parks Argylla
  • Trades & Services Sector with thanks to TAFE Queensland, North Region- WINNER Start Construction & Hire
  • Retail Sector with thanks to DiLi - Dream it, Live it- WINNER Mt Isa Isuzu Ute
  • Employment, Education & Training Sector with thanks to Autobarn, Opposite Lock, Jaycar Mount Isa- WINNER ADG
  • Social & Community Sector with thanks to The BOSS Shop- WINNER Young People Ahead


Customer Service Hero – Services Sector Award with thanks to Mount Isa Coaches- WINNER Allan Pitt, Airside Logistics

Customer Service Hero – Skilled Sector Award with thanks to Stanwell Mica Creek Power Station- WINNER Kosar Latif, Mount Isa Pharmacy First

Customer Service Hero – Community Sector Award with thanks to Andii Mihay Events- WINNER Sue Carson, Paws, Hoofs and Claws Inc


By entering one of the eight main business categories, you may also be eligible for consideration for the below awards:

Young Business Person of the Year with thanks to the North West Star- WINNER Samantha Corlis - Sanctum Medi Spa Retreat

Indigenous Business of the Year with thanks to Western Labour Hire- WINNER Mount Isa Aboriginal Media Association (MOBFM)

Hall of Fame with thanks to Mount Isa City Council- INDUCTEES Outback at Isa/Mount Isa Entertainment  & Tourism Venues, Mount Isa Pharmacy First

Business of the Year-WINNER ADG

Chamber Choice-WINNER DiLi- Dream it Live It

Emerging Business with thanks to Incitec Pivot- WINNER The Xtra Mile

Digital Strategy with thanks to Marker Aviation- WINNER LJ Hooker Mount Isa  



Images from the 2017 Northern Outback Business Awards are available via our Facebook page HERE thanks to Michael Hartley Photography. Feel free to like, tag and share away! High resolution copies available on request

ADG- 2017 Northern Outback Business Awards BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

 Special thanks goes out to those sponsors and partners that supported the 2017 Northern Outback Business Awards 

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