Blue River Ice was envisioned and brought to life by Francis and Michael Vigilante in Mackay in November 2004 and is proudly the only Mackay based ice manufacturer and packaging plant, backed by a strong and reliable distribution network.
The team at Blue River Ice holds over 40 years combined experience in the packaged ice industry in and around the Mackay region.Blue River Ice manufactures all of its ice at the custom designed Mackay Ice Works, located at 51 Enterprise St in Paget. The facilities are modern and innovative, providing a state of the art production facility, with the capacity to produce 35 tons/day and cold storage of up to 200 tons.
Blue River Ice is a registered food packing and handling operator with the Mackay City Council Environmental Health Office ensuring that our products meet food safe requirements.Blue River Ice is an accredited member of the PIAA (Packaged Ice Association of Australasia) and the IPIA (International Packaged Ice Association).
Our company benefits from new ideas and technology the industry is developing through our association and membership of the PIAA and IPIA.
Mackay has one of only three blue water rivers in Australia? There are only a few blue rivers that exist in the Southern Hemisphere and Mackay is lucky to be one of them. And that’s exactly why we are called ‘Blue River Ice’, with the business born right here in the Whitsundays and dedicated to the development and future of the town, Blue River Ice prides itself on the locally owned and operated heritage of our ice.