We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the Mount Isa community. Since 2003, we have invested in excess of $500 million in environmental initiatives to significantly improve our environmental performance and make Mount Isa a better place to live. As part of this commitment, Mount Isa has the most intensive air quality monitoring system of any city in Australia, which is tracked rigorously so our operations stay well within regulatory limits.

In 2006, we commissioned an independent Lead Pathways Study to track the potential movement of lead in the Mount Isa community through land, air and water from both natural and industrial sources. This was a comprehensive study program led by the University of Queensland's Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation.

We are one of the founding members of the Living With Lead Alliance, a group established to develop and deliver extensive and ongoing public education campaigns to ensure the health of Mount Isa residents. We are committed to informing the community about how to live safely in an environment where lead exists from natural and industrial sources and will always support initiatives that improve the health and well-being of the Mount Isa community.


Free blood-lead testing is available to all Mount Isa residents at QML Pathology, located at 13 Isa Street, Mount Isa.
Open 7:30am to 2:00pm, Monday to Friday
Phone (07) 4743 4299

AQMI portal

For more information about air quality in Mount Isa, click on the link below.

Lead Pathways Study

For more information about our Lead Pathways Study, click on the link below.

More information

For the latest information from the Lead Alliance, click on the link below.