We've scoured the internet looking for the best resources to help support your transition into the remote posting localities. Below you'll find everything from local news and events, sporting and recreation facilities, public transport options and a wide range of community groups. If you think something is missing please email communications [at] dha.gov.au or dco.communication [at] defence.gov.au with your suggestions.
The Mount Isa Council provides information – pet registration, community information and upcoming events calendar, comprehensive list of sporting clubs, library, waste management etc. www.mountisa.qld.gov.au
The Weipa Town Office provides information on– pet registration, community information, rates, library, waste management etc. http://www.weipatownoffice.com
The Torres Shire council provides information regarding community groups and services. http://www.torres.qld.gov.au/home . The Port Kennedy Association (PKA) website has a ‘What’s on’ section where you can find information about any important days or events in the community: http://pka.org.au/
News and events:
Public transport is not available in Mount Isa, Weipa or Thursday Island.
Weipa – Rio Tinto is the sole electricity supplier (07) 4069 8417
Thursday Island - Ergon Energy is the sole supplier. Contact on 13 10 46 or visit their website https://www.ergon.com.au/
Mount Isa – There are a number of electricity providers in Mount Isa https://www.localsearch.com.au/find/electricity-providers/mount-isa-qld
To save money on your bill check out the Energy-Saving Guide for QLD.