2022 Programme

All the attractions, special guests and things to do on the day...


The Moondyne Festival is jam packed with exciting activities throughout the day in the main street of Toodyay, Colonial Village, St Stephens Church grounds, Duidgee Park & Stirling Park. Find out what's on near you.

When What Where
9.00 Festival Commences with Bush Poets Toodyay
9.00 Jarrah Celts Colonial Village
9.10 Pioneer Bush Band Dave & Liz Rivett Stage
9.30 Greg Hastings Stage
9.45 Street Parade Cheer them on! Main Street
9.50 Perth Rifle & Artillery Regiment 1850 Stage
10.00 St Stephens Anglican Church Service St Stephens Church
10.00 Festival Opening
Sharmaine Miles - Welcome to Country
Hon Darren West MLC
Mr Shane Love MLA
Cr Rosemary Madacsi - Toodyay Shire President - Moondyne History
10.30 Toodyay Community Singers Stage
10.30 Mad Tatters Morris Dancers Dancing in the street at the West in of Town
10.30 Pioneer Bush Band Colonial Village
10.50 Bush Poets Stage
11.00 Kalamunda Pipe Band Near Freemasons Hotel
11.05 Greg Hastings Stage
11.10 Capture of Moondyne Joe CWA Hall East at end of Town
11.20 Moondyne Joe's First Trial Stage
11.50 Marlee Morris Dancers Dancing in the street at the East end of Town
12.00 Jenny Gaunt Trio Stage
12.45 Royal Australian Navy Band Police Station Stage
1.00 Jenny Gaunt & Success Choir St Stephens Church
1.30 Moustache Competition - Prize Awarded Freemasons Hotel
1.30 Pioneer Bush Band - Dave & Liz Rivett Colonial Village
1.40 Balcony Scene with Moondyne Joe Freemason's Hotel
1.50 Moondyne Joe is captured Freemason's Hotel area
1.55 Moondyne Joe's Second Trial Stage
2.20 Jenny Gaunt Trio Stage
2.30 Mad Tatters Morris Dancers Dancing in East at end of town
2.40 Royal Australian navy Band Police Station Stage
2.50 Jenny Gaunt & Success Choir CWA Hall at East end of town
3.00 Floozy Competition - Prize Awarded Vic Hotel
3.25 Pioneer Bush Band - Dave & Liz Rivett Stage
4.00 Close of Festival

Activities Throughout The Day

Colonial Village

Jarrah Celtic Band & other musicians:  9am – 4pm. Music and dance all day at the Colonial Village. Take a seat on the straw bales or swing your partner round and round.

Bush Poets: Listen to the bush ballads and poems narrating a story from the times

Blacksmith: Dave will be giving demonstrations during the day  (watch out at 9.30 when Moondyne Joe steals a bridle)

Newcastle General Store: go down memory lane checking out items sold in years gone by…

Swaggies Inn: Meet our Swaggies and have a taste of the stew and damper

Newcastle Photo Room: Great fun for families…bring your kids in and have your photo taken

Loretta Egan Aboriginal Artist


Roaming the Main Street (Stirling Terrace)

Town Crier (providing information of the events)

Moondyne Joe and his gang, floozies, coppers, swaggies, temperance ladies, stilt walkers; escaped convict


 Jenny Gaunt Trio,Kalamunda Pipe Band, Royal Australian Navy Band Marlee Morris Dancers, Mad Tatters Morris Dancers, Sheep Dog Demonstration and much more


In and near the Main Street

Arts Toodyay Exhibition (CWA Hall)

Lions Wiggly Worm (Bendigo Bank)

Antique & Collectors Fair (Memorial Hall)

Historical Cycle Club (old Fire Station)

Toodyay Historical Society Display (Bendigo Bank)


Newcastle Gaol Museum

Ask for directions at the Toodyay Visitors Centre (Piesse St)


In Duidgee Park

Miniature Railway Rides: Take a journey on Toodyay’s famous Miniature Railway, use the playground equipment and take a break, BBQ’s available for your use!

10th Light Horse WW1 Memorial Display

Humpy Camel Rides

Vintage & Classic Cars & Motorbikes Display

 Horse & Cart Rides to Newcastle Gaol & Museum & Vintage Horse Works


In and near St Stephen's Church Grounds

Progressive Axemen’s Association (Log Chopping Demonstrations 10.30 to 3pm)

St Stephens Anglican Church Service 1860’s style on the lawn – 10am

Respite Centre (in the Church hall)

Blade Shearer: Tom the Newcastle squatter shearing his sheep

Barn Babes Petting Zoo

WA Police Historical Society


In Stirling Park

West Coast Carnivals


Information Booth & Assistance

The Moondyne information booth located at the Colonial Village.  Come and see us, or for any info out on the street see the Town Crier and the Moondyne Volunteers.


Print off a copy of the Moondyne Map to refer to as you’re wandering around!

Moustache & Floozie Competition

Moondyne are presenting 3 prizes each...

Moondyne Moustache Competition

$25 and a bottle of wine for the winners, $15 and chocolates for 2nd, $10 and chocolates for 3rd.

With thanks to our sponsors...