The Northern Outback Business Awards recognise and celebrate the best of business in Mount Isa and the whole of North West Queensland. The awards encompass, businesses in the Burke, Carpenteria, Cloncurry, Croydon, Doomadgee, Etheridge, Flinders, McKinlay, Mount Isa, Mornington Island and Richmond Shires.
Hosted by Commerce North West, the awards recognise outstanding contributions to growth, innovation and progression of the region. Also recognised are social and environmental contributions by businesses. This year, there are added questions related to how businesses have adapted to the challenges posed by the COVID19 crisis.
The awards align with the similar awards meaning that winners here can progress through into wider championship events.