About Us

Located in the heart of Mount Isa, The Buffs Club has everything you need for a good time out, under the one roof. Opening at 8am, 7 days a week, The Buffs Club serves up Breakfast and continues looking after patrons right through to 3am each day.

Customer service is the main focus of The Buffs Club, from the moment you walk through the doors you will be warmly welcomed to experience, for yourself, why The Buffs Club has been presented with a multitude of local and state-wide awards.

Relax in the award winning Coffee Lounge, enjoy our Sports Bar or try your luck in the newly renovated Gaming Lounge or TAB and Keno facilities. The Restaurant offers not only lunch and dinner but also ensures bar patrons don’t go hungry with a range of counter meals available throughout the day.

Throughout the club there is a range of activities offered daily, ranging from live entertainment through to Trivia and Game Shows. Reception staff will be happy to provide you with all the details on what is happening daily.

The Buffs Club is not just for adults; we take care of our little visitors needs also with a fully supervised Kids Club as well as a play area for all children.

For your convenience a free courtesy bus is available to pick you up and deliver you back home again.

With all your needs taken care of by the friendly and trained staff, your time spent at The Buffs Club is sure to be an outing you won’t forget.

Trading Hours

The Buffs Club is open 7 days per week from 8.00am (7.30am on Saturday & Sunday) until 3am. See below for detailed trading hours for the different areas within our Club:


club hours

{Mon - Fri}  8.00am - 3.00am

{Sat & Sun}  7.30am - 3.00am


frog & toad bistro

{7 Days}  Lunch 11.30am - 2.00pm  /  Dinner 6pm - 9pm

{Sat & Sun}  B/fast 7.30am - 11.30am  /  Lunch 11.30am - 2.00pm  /  Dinner 6pm - 9pm


coffee shop

{7 Days}  B/fast 8.00am - 10.30am  /  Lunch 11.30am - 2.30pm  / Dinner 6.00pm - 9.00pm



{Mon - Fri}  11.00am - 10.00pm

{Sat & Sun}  8.30am - 10.00pm

*** School Holidays: times may vary over School Holidays, please contact reception to enquire


courtesy bus

{Sun - Thurs} 11.00am - 2.30pm & 4.30pm - 10.00pm

{Fri & Sat}  11.00am - 2.30pm & 4.00pm - 11.00pm



{Sat - Thurs}  10.00am - 10.00pm

{Friday}  10.00am - 11.00pm

{DELIVERIES 7 Days}  11.00am - 9.00pm



{7 Days} 10.00am - 3.00am



{7 Days}  10.00am - Late



{Mon - Thurs}  11.00am - 3.00pm  /  5.00pm - Late

{Fri - Sun}  11.00am - Late



Entry Requirements

A Safer Buffs Club

All efforts are made by management of The Buffs Club to provide patrons with the safest possible environment.  This establishment, in the interest of public safety, requires all patrons to present their valid identification including the following:

- 18+ Card

- Valid and Current Driver’s Licence

- Current Passport

- Victorian Keypass

Management and the Board of Directors, under its duty of care, reserves the right to enforce a‘suspended period’ on any patron involved in anti-social or illegal behaviour. Entry into The Buffs Club during a ‘suspended period’ will be at the discretion of The Buffs Club Board of Directors. 

Policy & Dress Codes

Please be assured The Buffs Club fully supports Responsible Service of Alcohol, and has made our staff equally aware of their responsibilities to uphold RSA practices. 


- The Buffs Club Dress Code is Smart Casual

- No singlets or sleeveless shirts for men 

- No dirty work clothing (Managements discretion)

- No head wear, unless required for medical or religious reasons 

- No high vis work wear in the Bistro after 6pm.

- Thongs are allowed

This Club Policy is enforced for the enjoyment and safety of all our patrons. 




For only $2 a year you can join now or renew your Membership to receive the following great benefits:

  • Tiered Loyalty Rewards
  • Annual Birthday Vouchers
  • Members Discounts on Food & Beverage purchases
  • Membership Draws and Promotions


Costs: $2 for 1 year  /  $10 for 5 years  /  $100 LIFE Member

Apply to become a member at reception or download an application form < HERE > 

Get the Buffs Advantage!


Introducing Buffs Advantage

The Buffs Club is proud to announce our biggest and best member reward program yet! This is our way of saying 'thank you' to the loyal members of The Buffs Club, by being able to turn your visits to the club into real rewards.

The more you use your membership card, the more points you earn and the quicker you progress up the tier levels to gain extra benefits, rewards and cash!

Best of all the program is FREE with your club membership.


Download our Buffs Advantage brochure <HERE >

Download Terms & Conditions <HERE >

membership draw

As a member you have the opportunity to win our Membership Draws! See the image below for days and times of our draws.

Zero Tolerance

The Buffs Club is very proud to have taken a strong stand against Violence and anti-social behaviour within our Club. Following an incident against one of our staff members, we developed our Zero Tolerance Campaign which is now in full swing with regular fundraising initiatives to raise money to assist victims of coward attacks.

If you would like to support the campaign, T-shirt, Polo Shirts, Bumper stickers and wristbands can be purchased from our Bottle Shop.


Let us take the hassle out of your next event! 

The Buffs Club has several function rooms to take the hassle out of your party preparation and events in Mount Isa - whether it is a corporate function, birthday, engagement party or wedding reception.

Our Billabong Lounge Function Room is equipped with a bar, stage and dance floor and is perfect for intimate gatherings, sit down dinners or corporate cocktail parties.

The Buffs Club Frog & Toad Deck is the perfect space for a casual function. Our open-air deck overlooks our new tranquil water features in the garden and also offers comfortable lounges to relax on. 

Our Lodge Room is an upstairs function room with it's own private deck, perfect for birthday parties, anniversaries and is also available for hire as a corporate meeting room.

Our professional catering staff and function coordinator can do all the hard work for you ranging from menu designing to food preparation.

We are able to create a menu that suits your requirements & also your budget. To discuss your requirements, please phone & speak to our functions coordinator or email your request via our online contact us form & one of our friendly staff will get back to you.

Contact Us for comprehensive information on our function packages and spaces.


Kids Club

The Buffs Club Jungle Safari Kids Club is our Fully Supervised Kids Club that allows you to sit back, relax and enjoy some time to yourself whilst at The Buffs Club. The Kids Club has facilities that every child will enjoy including drawing, arts and crafts, home corner, a range of toys for boys and girls and a place for the kids to chill out and watch a movie. It is open 7 days a week and is only $2 per child for members and $3 per child for guests. Click on the link below to view Kids Club Trading Hours.

Bottle Shop

The Buffs Thirsty Camel Bottle Shop stocks a comprehensive range of beers, wines, liqueurs and spirits, ensuring everyone's tastes are covered.

With fortnightly specials, The Buffs Bottle Shop is the perfect place to purchase all your party and refreshment needs in Mount Isa. We also have a large selection of merchandise and giftware.

Come in and browse through our recently expanded shop or phone our staff on (07) 4749 5504 for their advice.


Drink Responsibly


The Buffs Club Gaming Lounge is Mount Isa’s premier gaming facility with 120 gaming machines, daily promotions and game shows. Why not come and try your luck and experience the specialized customer service of The Buffs Club Gaming Room.

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The Buffs Club is dedicated to supporting the local community in a range of ways through our Community Assistance program. In the past year we have donated over $205 000 in cash or in-kind which has helped many local and regional sporting groups, charities and schools in a variety of ways.

Please click here to download our Community Assistance Form. Once complete please email to contact@buffs.com.au or return in person to Buffs Reception Staff.


The Buffs Club is very proudly to be the home of the Mount Isa RSL Sub-Branch. Social meetings are held on the first Friday of every month from 6pm. All welcome. For more information please contact Reception.


Coming Soon...

Buffs Community Credits – an exciting new Community Support program sharing an extra
$20 000 annually to 4 chosen charities. Stay tuned for more details.




How did The Buffs Club become what it is today?

The first plans to establish what is now the Carpentaria Buffalo Club, or the Buffs Club as we are most commonly known as, started in 1955 when the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes Lodge was looking to start a social club.  Lodge members had been meeting on this site since the early 1930’s and the first bar, which is now the Billabong Lounge Bar, was opened in 1956. The deeds for the land were handed over by Mount Isa Lodge 26 on the condition that provision was made for the lodges to meet.  

On the 11th April 1991 the Club was incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld) and became the Carpentaria Buffalo Club Mount Isa Inc.  As an incorporated association the Club has, in the exercise of its affairs, all the powers of an individual and is legally able to do things in its own name.  The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) administers the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld) and monitors our Club to ensure we comply with the provisions of the Act and Regulations.

On the 28th of March 1992 the Club became the first site in Mount Isa and the 79th in the state to have gaming machines.  From this day the Club began its rapid growth.

In 1998 the Club expanded to include the coffee shop, new gaming lounge housing up to 100 gaming machines, new administration and a new entrance to the Club incorporating greenery and water features.  The success of this expansion saw the Club win the Best Club Redevelopment for Queensland and Best Club North Queensland at the 1999 Clubs Queensland achievement awards.  As a result of this extension our member ship base increased from 4500 to 9000 within 12 months and was the catalyst behind the Club going from a mostly male member ship base to roughly a 50 – 50 male to female number.  Today we have roughly 15,000 members.

In August 2003 the Club under went a $4.4 million extension, which was officially opened by the Honourable Bob Katter on the 14th August 2004.  The main feature of this extension was the Frog & Toad Bar & Grill that offers indoor and alfresco dining facilities on the deck over looking landscaped gardens and a flowing water feature.  The Club was once again recognised at the 2005 Clubs Queensland achievement awards winning the Best Redevelopment over $1 million for the state.  

The success of these extensions changes to smoking laws and the growing confidence in the community lead to a further $2.4 million renovation, which was completed in November 2006.  This renovation encompassed a brand new Sports Bar, known as “Bluetongues”.  Bluetongues incorporated a brand new TAB and an outdoor smoking and drinking area.  The former Sports Bar was converted into the “Billabong” Lounge Bar, which caters for functions, seminars, karaoke and bands and just a lounge area at other times.  

The Club completed further renovations in mid April 2008 that encompassed:
Complete refurbishment of the bottle shop
Double lanes to service bottle shop
New deck off upstairs lodge/function room
13 person lift to service lodge/function room
New store room accessible by lift

In 2012 the gaming room was given a complete face-lift and an additional 15 machines were added bringing our gaming machine numbers up to 120.