2019 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
9.10 Bush Poets Stage
9.15 Moondyne Joe & Gang appear in the street and harass people in and near the Colonial Village.
Watch out for them!!
Colonial Village
9.25 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
10.05 Festival Opening
Sharmaine Miles - Welcome to Country
Hon Darren West MLC
Mr Shane Love MLA
Cr Brian Raynor - Toodyay Shire President - Moondyne History
10.30 Perth Rifle & Artillery Regiment 1860 Stage
10.30 Moondyne Joe runs amok, including interrupting the service at St Stephens Church and robbery from cafes.
Watch out for them in the West End
West End
10.30 WA Circus School Performance & Workshop St Stephens Church & Main Street
10.50 Bush Poets Stage
11.00 Kalamunda Pipe Band Near Freemasons Hotel
11.05 Greg Hastings Stage
11.10 Capture of Moondyne Joe Colonial Village
11.20 Moondyne Joe's First Trial Stage
11.50 Perth Morris Men Dancing in the Street
12.00 Toodyay Singers Stage
12.45 Royal Australian Navy Band Police Station Stage
12.50 Mad Tatters Morris Dancers Dancing in the Street
1.20 Moustache Competition - Prize Awarded Freemason Hotel
1.30 Pioneer Bush Band - Dave & Liz Rivett Stage
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 Perth Morris Men Dancing in the Street
2.30 WA Circus School Performance & Workshop St Stephens Church & Street
2.30 Mad Tatters Morris Dancers Dancing in the Street
2.35 Royal Australian navy Band Police Station Stage
3.00 Floozy Competition - Prize Awarded Freemason's Hotel
3.20 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

Sherlock Holmes Society of WA

Kalamunda Pipe Band, Perth Morris Men, Mad Tatters Morris Dancers, Circus Performers 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

Clydesdale Horse & Cart Rides


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: Ron the Newcastle squatter shearing his sheep

Barn Babes Petting Zoo

WA Circus School Workshops & Performances


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...