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Dates confirmed for popular Ord Valley Muster next May

  • Dates locked in for 2023 Ord Valley Muster, with the event set to return to the Kimberley from May 19 to 27
  • Live music, comedy, tours, Aboriginal culture and dining experiences to highlight the region’s exceptional talent, local characters and flavour
  • Supported by the McGowan Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program

The Boab Metals Ord Valley Muster will return to WA’s spectacular East Kimberley next year from May 19 to 27 with a diverse calendar of events and experiences to showcase the best of Kununurra and the wider region.

Offering 30 plus events across the nine days, including rodeo, dining under the stars, music and comedy, all with a distinct local flavour, the multi-award-winning Boab Metals Ord Valley Muster is the region’s prime event in the national festival calendar.

Next year’s Muster will mark 22 years since the popular cultural festival was born and is supported by the McGowan Government through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, funded by Royalties for Regions.

In 2021, the Muster injected over $5.3 million into the area and recorded its highest-ever ticket sales, with most events selling out for the first time since the festival began back in 2001.

More than 2,300 people visited the region for the event last year with ticket sales increasing 64 per cent compared to the previous event, to a total of 5,800 tickets sold.

For more information, visit the Ord Valley Muster website at

Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:

“The Ord Valley Muster has become a celebration of Kununurra’s art, music and culture offerings, attracting significant benefits for regional businesses.

“I encourage all those considering visiting the region for the event to book tickets as soon as they’re on sale and book in your accommodation and tourism activities.

“Whether it’s a trip to stunning Lake Argyle or a visit to the outback town of Wyndham, there’s so much to do in the East Kimberley and incredible untouched landscapes to explore.”

Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:

“This fabulous event which started life as an outback concert has morphed into a richly textured festival that celebrates all that is Kimberley life.

“This festival puts the spotlight on the East Kimberley; promoting pride, ownership and unity.

“It also brings home the bacon in tourism dollars – adding to economic opportunities.”

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