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2017 Northern Outback Business Awards


 The 2017 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.


Nominations are now open for the 2017 Northern Outback Business Awards!    

Nominate a deserving business or individual by Friday September 15th via the below links. Business submissions are due by Friday September 22nd; self nominating is eligible.

Nominate for the Business Award Categories HERE

Nominate for the Customer Service Hero Award HERE

2017 Award Categories


Business Growth

  • 10 or less employees with thanks to Mt Isa ISUZU Ute
  • More than 10 employees with thanks to Jemena

Business Innovation with thanks to Glencore Mount Isa Mines

  • 10 or less employees
  • More than 10 employees

Sustainability in Business with thanks to QantasLink

New Investment with thanks to The Buffs Club

  • 10 or less employees
  • More than 10 employees

Corporate Citizenship 

Workplace of Choice with thanks to Discovery Parks

  • 10 or less employees
  • More than 10 employees

Community Organisation with thanks to Diamantina Power Station

Service Excellence

  • Professional Services Sector with thanks to QantasLink
  • Health & Beauty Sector 
  • Hospitality & Tourism Sector with thanks to Hertz Mount Isa
  • Trades & Services Sector with thanks to TAFE Queensland, North Region
  • Retail Sector with thanks to DiLi - Dream it, Live it
  • Employment, Education & Training Sector with thanks to Autobarn, Opposite Lock, Jaycar Mount Isa
  • Social & Community Sector with thanks to The BOSS Shop


Customer Service Hero – Services Sector Award with thanks to Mount Isa Coaches

Customer Service Hero – Skilled Sector Award with thanks to Stanwell Mica Creek Power Station

Customer Service Hero – Community Sector Award with thanks to Andii Mihay Events


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 

Indigenous Business of the Year with thanks to Western Labour Hire

Hall of Fame 

Business of the Year Award 

Chamber Choice

Emerging Business 

Digital Strategy Award with thanks to Marker Aviation  


Tickets will go on sale for the 2017 Northern Outback Business Awards on Friday September 1st and be available from the Mount Isa Civic Centre box office. 

To include a 3 course dinner, all entertainment and the Awards ceremony tickets will be priced at $110 per person. Tables of 10 will be available if desired with all tables including a complimentary bottle of red and white table wine. 

Bars will be operational throughout the evening with details on bar tabs and beverage packages COMING SOON

QantasLink Lucky Ticket Prize- By simply attending on the night all ticket holders will go in the draw to win return economy class airfares for 2 adults Mount Isa -Brisbane with thanks to QantasLink!


Check out all of the images from the 2016 EMO Trans Northern Outback Business Awards captured by Images By Kate Glover and purchase any that take your fancy!


Mt Isa ISUZU Ute- 2016 EMO Trans Northern Outback Business Awards BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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

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