About Us

We are a non for profit Campdraft & Rodeo event held each year, located in the township of Pannawonica in the Pilbara.

The Robe River Campdraft & Rodeo, also known as the Pannawonica Rodeo, is the event that everyone looks forward to. It has been running for over 20 years and attracts over 3000 people each year.

The 2019 Robe River Campdraft & Rodeo will be held 5th through 7th September.  Come one, come all.

Don't miss out on all of the excitement. Buy your rodeo tickets online now.

Key Sponsors - Platinum


Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals group that focuses on finding, mining, processing and marketing the earth’s mineral resources. 

Our approach is driven by a clear strategy, with the goal of delivering superior value for our shareholders through the cycle. Our strategy plays to our strengths: world-class assets, talented employees, a strong balance sheet and operating excellence.


The Shire of Ashburton serves communities across a vast region in the Pilbara, Western Australia. The region is known for mining, agriculture and fishing, and for its rugged, ancient landscape.


Custodians of a pair of Western Australian cattle properties – one in the Pilbara and one in the Gascoyne – the Percy family exhibits the resilience and commitment needed to succeed on the land.  

Story & photos by John Denman


Station owners put a lot of faith in livestock carriers Clint and Emma Spong who operate two road trains in Western Australia, trading as Sponghaul.  The couple formed Sponghaul at Moora in 2009 and operate two trucks – a 1981 White Road Boss and 1998 Western Star. Both trucks have 600hp 3406E Caterpillar engines.


Centurion is an Australian company in its fifth decade of operation, with a history of involvement in many modern infrastructure projects.

Since being founded in 1971, Centurion has developed into a full logistics solutions provider delivering a comprehensive range of distribution, warehousing, and project services. Centurion’s extensive transport fleet of over 1,500 vehicles and specialised equipment coupled with an unsurpassed branch network in key centres across Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland, and Adelaide ensures a flexible and reliable supply chain solution.

MINPROVISE is a specialist products, engineering and services company providing expert support to th

Minprovise is a specialist Services, Products & Engineering Solutions organisation, providing expert support to the mining, oil & gas and construction industries throughout Australia. From mineral processing equipment and fabrication, through to specialist industry products and site services, shutdowns and maintenance -  our team at Minprovise can provide the right equipment and expertise to get the job done right.

Looking for a career in site work? Visit our careers page on the Minprovise website to join our team of Forward Thinking Partners.


Having operated in the North of Western Australia for nearly 15 years, Pilbara Helicopters is the right choice for your helicopter charter requirements.   Conveniently based in the central Pilbara on Yalleen Station, near Karratha, Pilbara Helicopters has operated extensively throughout the Nor West from Carnarvon to Meekatharra in the South, to Exmouth, Onslow, Dampier and Port Hedland on the North coast.


With branches in over 150 locations Australia-wide, and over 1 million pieces of equipment across 21 equipment categories; Coates Hire has the range and footprint to deliver when and where you need it.


Monadelphous is a leading Australian engineering group providing construction, maintenance and industrial services to the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors. We are involved in some of Australia’s biggest and most complex projects and facilities, reflecting our position as a leader in our chosen markets.


Key Sponsors - Gold

Karratha Mobile Veterinary Services


For over twenty years  WesTrac has set the benchmark in equipment management, providing customers across Western Australia, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory with award winning support across the mining, construction and transport industries.

As one of the largest authorised Caterpillar dealers in the world, WesTrac provides customers with a wide array of machinery and construction equipment as well as a comprehensive whole-of-life management solution designed to make owning and operating equipment as easy, profitable and safe as possible – from selection and  finance through to maintenance and resale. 

Karratha Mobile Veterinary Services


The hotel offers a variety of room types from twin configuration through to Queen, King and Suites that ensure the Karratha International Hotel sets the standard for accommodation in the region. Providing easy access to the town centre, commercial precinct, Dampier Highway and Karratha Airport, the Karratha International Hotel makes doing business simple and easy. However, if it is rest and relaxation you are seeking then look no further than lying beside our pool surrounded by palms and enjoying the lazy breeze.

Karratha Mobile Veterinary Services

Karratha Mobile Veterinary Services

Karratha Mobile Veterinary Services


All West Engineering

Karratha Mobile Veterinary Services


All West Engineering

All West Engineering

All West Engineering


Conveniently located in Tom Price, Newman & Perth, AWE is a privately owned organization geared to deliver efficiency, minimize downtime and streamline shutdowns within the mining industry. We offer a broad spectrum of fixed and mobile maintenance, specialist line boring services, equipment and labour hire, and custom engineering and manufacture.

Our raft of specialized services and attention to detail sets us a part, as does our focus on Zero Harm. We take pride in the quality of our delivery, detailed reporting, transparency, and accountability. It’s these attributes, along with our highly motivated team of professionals, that have made us a valued partner with a number of the world’s largest mining operations

All West Engineering

All West Engineering


Calibre is a leading provider of professional infrastructure and built environment solutions, working across multiple markets and industries. Our goal is to help you realise your vision – whether it’s designing a new community, shaping smart cities, developing a mine from the ground up, or nation building infrastructure.


Lion is one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, employing approx 6,700 people across Australia and New Zealand.  With a proud history extending back to 1840, we market premium brands in the dairy, juice, soy, beer, cider, fine wine, spirits, alcoholic ready-to-drinks and non-alcohol beverages categories.  We are one of the leading food and beverage companies in Australasia, and our brands are also market leaders across a number of different categories


Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon in Marseilles, France, Sodexo is now the worldwide leader in Quality of Life services. For over 50 years, we have developed unique expertise, backed by nearly 427,000 employees in 80 countries across the globe.


20 Years Experience

Colonial have specialised in the supply and branding of clothing and promotional products since 1993.  With over 20 years experience we know what our customers expect.  We have some great new products to promote your brand and pride ourselves on quality and fast delivery with in-house artwork and production.


DSY Engineering is a privately owned company first established as Douglas Stockyards in 1999 supplying quality stock handling equipment to the agricultural sector.

In 2009 we commenced trading under the name of DSY Engineering to include our strong client base in the mining, transport and structural industries as demand for our quality workmanship has increased.



With a workforce of over 1,500 personnel coupled with a fleet of modern equipment, we’re always ready to be mobilised – wherever and whenever required.

With Linkforce, no job is too large or too small, and complexity is never an issue. We thrive on challenge, utilising our extensive experience to deliver turnkey project solutions. By applying our integrated capabilities, we tailor a solution for each project, assembling a specialist workforce from our team of experienced tradespeople and management.

Our leadership skills and site experience represent vital assets for your project, ensuring all work is completed safely, efficiently and on time.


At OEM Group, we optimise productivity, helping you reach peak efficiency.

By maximising on-site performance -in the safest way possible - your business can increase profitability. That's the bottom line.

After identifying the most elegant solution for you and your budget, we design and deliver the most suitable equipment for the job.

Everything we do is about optimising output. If there's a safer and more productive way of doing it, we'll find it.


Mining Machinery Developments (MMD) is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of mineral processing solutions and associated machinery serving the mining, quarrying and recycling industries.

For 40 years we have delivered innovative solutions that improve the productivity, profitability and safety of our customers’ operations while minimising environmental impact. We work closely with our customers offering comprehensive support through an expanding global network of offices and manufacturing facilities, employing over 500 dedicated and experienced professionals.


Thrifty’s vision is to be the best car rental company in Australia, offering our customers the ‘best’ service, the ‘best’ rates and the ‘best’ experience. 100% owned by the NRMA, Thrifty customers can take comfort in knowing they are dealing with one of Australia’s most trusted and reliable brands. Thrifty is the only major rental car company that is 100% Australian owned and operated.


Based 50km north east of Karratha, in the Harbour at Point Samson and also in the heart of Perth, Tidal Solutions are strategically located in the heart of the Mining and Oil & Gas Industries operating in the Pilbara region and throughout the Goldfields.

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Key Sponsors - Silver


BCI Minerals Limited (ASX:BCI) ("BCI") is an Australian-based company that is developing a salt and potash business supported by iron ore royalty earnings and divestment proceeds.

BCI is focused on rapidly advancing its 100% owned Mardie Salt & Potash Project, a potential Tier 1 project located on the West Pilbara coast in the center of Australia's key salt production region.

Mardie will produce high-purity NaCl salt and sulphate of potash (“SOP”) via solar evaporation of seawater. Using an inexhaustible resource and a production process powered mainly by natural solar and wind energy, Mardie is an exciting opportunity to supply the salt and potash growth markets in Asia sustainably over many decades.


Today, EMS plays a vital part in the mining, construction and support service industries. We work to always give the best possible service to our clients while constantly meeting the changing needs of our customers, in both expansion of service, training, induction procedures and safety.

Every person on our team has been chosen for their commitment, skills, approach to safety and positive attitude, ensuring we are a leader in our industry. Contact us today and see how our team can assist you.


Trusted Engineering and Project Delivery Consultant

From its beginnings in 2003, Engenium has developed a solid reputation as a trusted Project Delivery and Engineering Consultant to the mining, resource and industrial infrastructure sectors.

With offices located across Australia in Brisbane, Karratha, Newcastle and Perth you can rely on us to deliver value and business results wherever your project may be located. Our approach is built on responsiveness, flexibility and developing long-term relationships with our clients.


At GWN7 News we welcome your news leads and stories. We regret we are unable to answer all emails personally however if we need your help to follow up a story, we will be in touch.

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Amateur Photographer and loving the journey. Please follow along with me. All photos taken with Nikon D3200, Panasonic Lumix and iPhone 6.
All pictures are copyright and the sole property of Hayley Ewin and any illegal use, without written permission from myself is prohibited.


Mader is your one stop shop for mobile and fixed plant equipment maintenance and support.

Make light work of heavy equipment with Future of Mining's 2019 Mining Contractor of the Year.

Named a national leader in mining excellence, this award category saw Mader Group up against some impressive industry contenders.


The Matic Group prides itself on its customer-centric focus, safety supremacy, partnership formation and our shared vision to be “Driven by Performance”. We remain big enough to provide extensive logistics services but small enough to care…



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Key Sponsors - Bronze


Ashdown-Ingram is Australia and New Zealand’s largest distributor of automotive electrical and thermal control parts to the independent automotive aftermarket. With more of the world’s most respected and sought after products available under one roof, we are the home of leading brands.


Blackwoods, Australia’s leading provider of industrial supplies, is the largest operating unit of Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety, a division of the Wesfarmers group which is an ASX listed company and one of the largest employers in Australia.                     

                    Blackwoods is the one place for all your tools, safety, ppe, work wear, signage, workplace training and welding & gas needs along with so much more. Delivering to most locations all around Australia from Sydney, Melbourne and other cities to towns and regional Australia. Plus, we have the best brands in power tools available to buy online, including Milwaukee, Bosch, Dewalt and Makita, offering the best range and deals


We are an
Aussie Outfitter with a twist of
Country | Western | Boho | Turquoise
and Hidden Treasures

Come explore + experience + enjoy our BK8 Stores:
BK8 Southern Cross (Online)
BK8 Shed (Mobile Events)
BK8 Homestead (Karratha)


DBP is the owner and operator of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP), Western Australia’s most important piece of energy infrastructure. It has been in continuous operation since 1984.


I am a documentary photographer based in Australia.  I say "documentary" because I have made it my life's work to document aspects of our world that are rapidly changing.  People.  Towns.  Occupations.  Landscapes.  It is my life's goal to take important photographs: not "pretty photographs".  When I hang up the camera I want to feel that I have made a meaningful contribution to the life and conscience of our planet.


Everything you need in one place! Western wear, Surf wear, Sports wear, Photo souvenirs, Home and giftware and much more.
Your outback department store with more! Top quality brands and heaps of stock!


We've been your trusted local expert since 1918, providing safe and effective pest control and hygiene services to families and businesses near you.


Kmart Australia Limited is an Australian chain of retail stores, owned by Wesfarmers. It operates 228 stores across Australia and New Zealand, with its head office located in Mulgrave, Melbourne


Mantarays Ningaloo, the only resort on Sunrise Beach, is your gateway to the world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef and the Cape Range National Park. Guests can enjoy a relaxing holiday escaping the winter chill or an action packed holiday taking part in the many activities the region has to offer.


All your horse supplies and horse riding needs under one roof. If we dont have it we will do our best to get it for you!


The McLeod family has a long history in Margaret River, settling in the region way back in 1860. Today, Neil and his wife Coralie and son Lincoln operate McLeod Tours from part of the old family farm that Neil grew up on, sharing the Margaret River experience with visitors from near and far.


Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. In 2011, Mitsubishi Motors was the sixth-biggest Japanese automaker and the nineteenth-biggest worldwide by production. 


The Yinhawangka, Banyjima and Nyiyaparli people established IBN in 2001 as Trustee of the IBN Charitable Foundation; created under the Mining Area C Agreement (MACA) with BHP Billiton. The traditional lands of the IBN people are in the high country of North Western Australia.


"The Novotel Vines Resort & Country Club” welcomes you to enjoy the picturesque beauty of the Swan Valley. Our luxury resort in the Swan Valley Perth, boasts 103 resort rooms and 54 condominiums accompanied by restaurants and bars. You can also enjoy a number of award-winning wineries.

Established in 1989, our golf course is rated as one of Australia's best golf resorts that is bound by native bush, wildlife and has a proud history of hosting international tournaments. The Novotel Vines Resort is also known for our range of romantic wedding venues in the Swan Valley! From decorations to menu planning, we offer complete wedding services at prices to suit your budget!


PWR (Paull & Warner Resources) offer a completely integrated suite of services and products 
focused on the clients safety, emergency and rescue needs. It provides the resource and 
construction industry with a professional and complete service encapsulating all aspects of 
risk management from emergency personnel, equipment and training. PWR work very hard to set ourselves apart from other companies by demonstrated a deep commitment to not only our personnel and services we offer but also supporting the industries we work in.


The Laser Engraver opens up endless possibilities for adding that personal touch to a whole range of commercial, promotional and industrial products. Co2 laser technology allows us to produce high quality, unique products with speed and precision, so we can provide you with a prompt, reliable service, Australia wide.


Specialised Force Pty Ltd has been operating and expanding throughout Australia since 1982. With our head office in Sydney the company now operates branch offices in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Townsville, Darwin, Port Hedland and Perth. Now with representation in Hobart, as well as an additional support distribution network covering all areas throughout Australia & New Zealand for over 36 years.


Welcome to Yardie Creek Boat Tours, a local tour business based in Exmouth, Western Australia (WA) that commenced tours from March 2013. The boat tour itself has a long history of operation within the Cape Range National Park, which is part of a World Heritage listed area on the North West (NW) Cape of WA.


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