About the muster

30 events. 10 exciting days. A lifetime of memories.  The multi-award winning Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster, set against the stunning East Kimberley landscape, is truly a bucket list 'Must-er' for every Australian.

Through a diverse calendar packed with exciting events & experiences (rodeo, dining under the stars, music, yoga boats, comedy and more) to the the local characters & flavour that make Kununurra and the East Kimberley one of the most iconic destinations in the world, the Muster is a truly enthralling, enchanting and magical experience for all.

From humble beginnings in 2001, the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster came to life quietly as a simple one night affair – a pleasant dinner in the outback for local businesses. Since then it has grown at lightning speed to be firmly established as a pre-eminent event in the national festival calendar,being a 3 time Hall of Fame Inductee (2017-2011-2008) at the WA Tourism Awards as well as being officially recognised as the Best Regional Event in Australia at the 2015 Australian Event Awards to name but a few notches of the Muster's belt.

There are a range of amazing Land or Air Travel Packages available to help get you here starting at $405*pp (t&c's apply), so you have no excuse to tick this one off your travel, foodie, adventure or 4x4 bucket lists...

Highlighting its extraordinary cultural diversity, stunning primeval landscape, friendly folk and warm country hospitality, the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster is an all embracing community celebration of the astonishing talent found in the East Kimberley region, while showcasing some of Australia’s most acclaimed musicians and culinary personalities. Of course it takes true local knowldege and flavor to make an event as authentic as the Muster, which is why it is run by the locally based Ord Valley Events board, who are:

  • Narelle Brook (Chairperson)
  • Courtney Cox
  • Chris Magnay
  • Deb Katona
  • Janelle Atwell
  • Justine de Candia
  • Jo-Anne Powley
  • Pauric Keown
  • Rachel Fewster

The Muster’s major draw-card, the ‘Kimberley Moon Experience’ continues, deservedly so, to receive international attention and acclaim. Staged at the Jim Hughes Amphitheatre on the banks of the Majestic Ord River, the ‘Kimberley Moon Experience’ is attended by celebrities, politicians and business leaders alike. Attracting over 5000 patrons, including 625 guests enjoying a 5 star concert and dining experience within the Kimberley Fine Diamonds Dinner, this truly is a unique and unforgettable experience – a place where city and country folk meet, mingle and dance under the stars.

  • 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee – Western Australian Tourism Awards (Ord Valley Muster)
  • 2016 Gold Medal - Western Australian Tourism Awards, Best Festival & Event
  • 2015 Winner - Australian Event Awards, Best Regional Event In Australia
  • 2015 Gold Medal - Western Australian Tourism Awards, Best Festival & Event
  • 2015 Finalist: Australian Tourism Awards 
  • 2014 Winner: Western Australian Tourism Awards, Best Festival & Event
  • 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee – Western Australian Tourism Awards (Ord Valley Muster)
  • Finalist: Western Australian Tourism Award, Significant Festivals and Events
  • 2010 Winner: Western Australian Tourism Award, Significant Festival and Events
  • 2009 Winner: Western Australian Tourism Award, Significant Festival and Events
  • 2008 Hall of Fame Inductee – Western Australian Tourism Awards (Kimberley Moon Experience)
  • 2007 Winner: Western Australian Tourism Award, Significant Festival and Events
  • 2006 Winner: Australia’s North West Tourism Award, Best Attraction
  • Gold Medal: Western Australian Tourism Award, Significant Festivals and Events
  • 2005 Finalist: Western Australian Tourism Award, Significant Festivals and Events
  • 2004 Winner: Western Australian Tourism Award, Significant Festivals and Events
  • 2003 Winner: Western Australian Tourism Award, Significant Festivals and Events
  • Winner: Kimberley Tourism Award, Tourism Attraction