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 Music Fest 2017


Pet Owners Beware

1080 Poison Risk

Under the wildlife recovery program Western Shield, the Department of parks and Wildlife (DPaW) are carrying out 1080 fox and feral cat baiting operations in areas which extend from Karratha in the north, through forests of the south-west, to areas east of Esperance. 

Pet owners are being warned that large areas of State Forest, national parks and nature reserves are baited and must be considered dangerous for pet dogs and cats at all times.  DO NOT TAKE YOUR PETS IN AREAS BAITED WITH 1080.  Take your pet to a vet immediately if you suspect it has taken a bait.

All baited areas are signposted.  Maps of the baited areas can be viewed on DPaWs website at

Pet Owners Beware pamphlet can be viewed here.


The Shire of Toodyay is currently in the Restricted Burning Period. A valid permit must be obtained from the Shire for any burning activity. Please view the Restrictions and Permits page for important information regarding permits and permit applications.

In issuing permits, priority will be given to the burning stubble for agricultural crop preparation purposes.




Each year several thousand sheep and other animals die in Perth after being attacked by wandering dogs.  Livestock owners within all local authorities have lost animals and this continues to be an unfortunate fact of life, livestock needs to be protected.  The number of attacks can be reduced by livestock owners taking precautions and notifying others after an attack.Click here to read the full article.

Mobile Black Spot Program

The Government has announced the locations to receive funding under round 2 of the Mobile Black Spot Program.

Round 2 will deliver 266 new or upgraded mobile base stations around Australia. Further information about the outcomes of round 2 is available on the Department of Communications and the Arts’ website at

Under rounds 1 and 2 of the program, 765 new or upgraded mobile base stations will be deployed across regional and remote Australia. A map of locations which will receive new or upgraded coverage under rounds 1 and 2 of the program can be viewed on the National Map at


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. 

Enquiries relating to the report can be made to the Community Emergency Services Manager on 9574 9367.

Link: Strategic Review of Bushfire Policy

Latest News

  • 08-03-2017 New pest rabbit biocontrol plan for Australia A new 20-year national biocontrol plan for pest rabbits got underway in the first week of March 2017, with the release of a new strain of the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, called RHDV1 K5, commencing at more than 600 sites across the country. Read More
  • 20-10-2016 Congratulations to our 2016/2017 Rates Incentive Prize Winners The Shire of Toodyay would like to congratulate all our prize winners, and sincerely thank all businesses who have contributed to our Incentive program this year. Read More