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.
About the Festival
Through a diverse calendar packed with exciting events & experiences including dining under the stars, music, yoga boats, comedy, storytelling, rodeo and more, to the local characters & flavour that make Kununurra and the East Kimberley one of the most iconic destinations in the world, the Festival 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.
Ord Valley Events Inc.
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 Inc. volunteer Board includes:
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE
HON ROGER COOK MLA, DEPUTY PREMIER; MINISTER FOR TOURISM
THE HON DON PUNCH MLA, MINISTER FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Western Australian Government is a proud sponsor of the Boab Metals Ord Valley Muster through the Regional Events Program, which supports medium to large events in regional Western Australia and is delivered by Tourism Western Australia.
In 2023, the Ord Valley Muster returns to the spectacular East Kimberley from
19 to 27 May for its 22nd year.
This much-loved nine-day festival is a fantastic celebration of the region’s music, food, art and cultural experiences through a diverse program of exciting events, including dining under the stars, music, yoga boats, comedy, storytelling, rodeo and more.
The Ord Valley Muster is one of many sporting, cultural, arts and culinary events sponsored across the State by the Western Australian Government to attract visitors, encourage them to stay longer, disperse further and to do more while they are here.
The Kimberley in particular needs visitors from near and far to get behind it. The best way Australians can help its tourism sector right now is to keep their 2023 bookings and visit this unique part of our wonderful State.
The Ord Valley Muster is the perfect opportunity for Western Australians and
out-of-State visitors to support the Kimberley, which is ready-and-waiting to welcome visitors for the busy 2023 tourism season that kicks off just as this event takes place in May.
The Kimberley offers many wondrous, breathtaking landscapes, vast gorges, incredible waterfalls, pristine beaches and marine life. We encourage all those visiting the region for the Muster to extend their stay and explore its remarkable sights from east to west.
We hope everyone enjoys this event and their time in the Kimberley region.