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30 plus events. 10 exciting days. A lifetime of memories.

The multi-award winning Boab Metals Ord Valley Muster, set against the stunning East Kimberley landscape, is truly a bucket list ‘must-er’ for everyone to enjoy.


Through a diverse calendar packed with exciting events & experiences (rodeo, dining under the stars, music, yoga boats, comedy and more) to 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 Boab Metals 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 three 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.


The Boab Metals Ord Valley Muster is directed by the Ord Valley Events Incorporated Board, a group of community-minded individuals who bring skills, knowledge and networks to the organisation, collectively working towards producing a world class event series for the benefit of the broader community.

The Ord Valley Muster was created by the East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EKCCI) in 2001 with the aim of bringing together community and industry participants highlighting the region’s extraordinary cultural diversity, unique landscapes and developing business opportunities with a focus on activities and the talented people of the East Kimberley. One of the event’s principal objectives is to promote a wide range of seasonal economic activity through sustained tourism development.

Originally formed as a sub-committee of the East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Ord Valley Events became incorporated in July 2009, and we have directed the Ord Valley Muster ever since!

This year’s Ord Valley Events volunteer Board includes:

Sophie Cooke (Chair)
Rachell Fewster (Secretary)
Cally Bugg (Director)
Shaun Fowler (Vice-Chair)
Justine de Candia (Director)
Jo-Anne Powley (Director)
Catherine Engelke (Treasurer)
Pauric ‘Reggie’ Keown (Director)
Stephanie Doucet (Director)