MUSTER HOPES IT’S THIRD TIME LUCKY
The Nullarbor Muster Club is gearing up for its first event since 2019, with hopes the COVID-19 situation in the Goldfields doesn’t worsen before the last weekend in April. Muster club secretary Faith Day indicated that the committee was feeling a bit anxious about changing COVID-19 regulations but excited by the prospect of hosting its usually annual event once again.
In March last year the club abandoned plans for its popular April event after its COVID health plan was deemed too high-risk by the Department of Health and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Rather than put on a smaller event with fewer numbers to abide by social-distancing rules and regulations, organisers decided to do it properly or not at all. But now rodeo lovers are encouraged to dust off their boots, roll up their swags and pack their eskies for a jam-packed three-day rodeo in April.
This year’s event is set to take place in Rawlinna – 380km east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder via the Trans Access Road – from April 22 to April 24, with tickets now online, and camp fees included. Ms Day said all attendees would need to show they were double-vaccinated and would be turned away at the gate if unwilling to show their certificate.
If the COVID-19 situation was to worsen to the point of cancellation, the Nullarbor Muster Club would announce it a month in advance and refund those who had already bought tickets. The organisers are hopeful that heaps of “locals” will attend the event.