2024 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.

Victoria Hotel Street Stage

Time Event
9.00am Pioneer Bush Band
10.00am Opening Ceremony Welcome to Country Sharmaine Miles Toodyay Shire President Cr Rosemary Madacsi Hon Darren West MLC, Mr Shane Love MLA
10.30am Jarrah Celts
11.00am Nathan Colman
11.30am 1st Trial of Moondyne Joe
12.10pm Irish Dancers
12.45pm RAN Band - Big Band Set
1.30pm Av'n Fun Line Dancers
2.00pm 2nd Trial of Moondyne Joe
2.40pm RAN Band - Covers Band
3.25pm Fuel to Go & Play Walk Trail Prizes Draw
3.30pm Pioneer Bush Band

Colonial Village Stage

Time Event
9.00am Jarrah Celts
9.40am Nathan Colman
10.30am Pioneer Bush Band
11.15am Toodyay Singers
12.00pm Jarra Celt
1.30pm Pioneer Bush Band
2.30pm Nathan Colman
3.00pm Jarrah Celts

Main Street Stirling Terrace

Time Event
9.10am Paul Davies...all day - CWA Hall
9.15am Joe and Gang spotted in town
9.35am MC Call Parade to Oddfellow Street. Parade led by Kalamunda Pipe Band start at East end of town.
10.30am Watch convicts construct Toodyay Gaol - Victoria Hotel
10.30am Mad Tatters Morris Dancers - East end of town
10.30am Convict Acrobats roam street
10.50am Kalamunda Pipe Band - Fremasons Hotel
11.10am Watch the Moondyne Joe capture - CWA Hall
11.50am Marlee Morris Dancers - East end of town
12.25pm Black Chooks - Freemasons Hotel
12.30pm Convict Acrobats roam street
1.15pm Moustache Competition - Victoria Hotel
1.20pm Irish Dancers - Freemasons Hotel
1.40pm Joe seen on balcony and captured - Freemasons Hotel
1.40pm Marlee Morris Dancers - West end of town
2.30pm Mad Tatters Morris Dancers - West end of town
2.45pm Convict Acrobats roam street
3.00pm Floozie Competition - Freemasons Hotel
3.25pm Black Chooks - Freemasons Hotel

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

Birds of Prey in Courtyard

Bush Medicine 


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

Devonshire Teas CWA Hall

Lions Wiggly Worm (Bendigo Bank)

Flea Market (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

Billy Cart Rides

Vintage & Classic Cars & Motorbikes Display

 Horse & Cart Rides  & 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)

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...