Shire of Toodyay

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Welcome to the Shire of Toodyay website.  This site has been designed to assist you with your enquiries regarding all aspects of the Shire's services, operations and procedures.  If you cannot find the information that you are seeking you may find it useful to use the search tool located at the top of the page.  

If you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Toodyay International Food Festival

Come and celebrate the 2016 Avon Descent at the twelfth annual Toodyay International Food Festival.  Held on the banks of the Avon River, we invite you to combine all of the thrills and spills from the race with delicious international cuisine and a fantastic entertainment line-up.

Toodyay International Food Festival

Avon Valley Readers & Writers Festival

Friday 9 to Sunday 11 September 2016

2016 Avon Descent - Road Closures

Road closures for the Avon Descent on 6 August 2016 is as follows: half road closure Julimar Road, West Toodyay Bridge, Toodyay.

2016 Quit Targa West - Road Closures

The following links show the proposed road closures with the Shire of Toodyay for the 2016 Quit Targa West Rally being held from 11 - 14 August 2016:

Coondle Highlands Stage

Coondle West Stage

Racecourse Stage

Toodyay Service park

Toodyay Stage 

Toodyay Race Day - Special Event Train

The following additional Avon Link Service will run on Saturday September 24, 2016 as part of the Toodyay Picnic Race Day Event.

No.7063 Midland to Northam

      Midland depart           1000 hours

      Toodyay arrive            1057 hours

      Toodyay depart           1100 hours

      Northam arrive            1120 hours

No.7066 Northam to Midland

      Northam depart           1700 hours

      Toodyay arrive             1720 hours

      Toodyay depart            1722 hours

      Midland arrive              1818 hours 


The Shire of Toodyay recently commissioned a comprehensive review of its activities relating to the provision of bushfire related infrastructure and related policy.

The resulting report ‘Strategic Review of Bushfire Policy’ was conducted by external consultants with the intention of providing an independent assessment.

At the request of Council this document is now being made public to assist resident’s understanding of the review and its outcomes.

Recommendations of the report are currently being assessed by relevant Officers and Council. 

Enquires relating to the report can be made to the Community Emergency Services Manager on 9574 2258.

Link: Strategic Review of Bushfire Policy 


Simply drop your used AvonLink or MerredinLink ticket into the box (located in Mia Davies Office- Fitzgerald St, Northam) with your name, phone number and the name of your home town on the back for your chance to win a Smart Commuter card (value $60) to give you 35% off all TransWA train travel for the rest of the year!

AvonLink Smart Commuter 


Simply show your ticket on the bus.

The Shire of Northam will be trialling for a free shuttle service for people coming into Northam on the train. The following trains will have an allocated shuttle service taking patrons to the Northam Visitor Centre, Boulevard Shopping Centre, Railway Museum (first inbound train of the day only- dependent on the availability of museum volunteers), Northam Hospital, the Wheatbelt GP Super Clinic, and the Northam Swimming Pool among others. For the outbound train each afternoon, the trip will be done in reverse to collect people from these points and take them back to the station.

Further information - Free Shuttle Poster 

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  • 06-08-2016 Toodyay International Food Festival Held on the banks of the Avon River in Stirling Park & Duidgee Park, Toodyay, the festival allows visitors, race spectators and festival goers the perfect view of the Avon Descent. Combine all of the thrills and spills from the race with .... Read More