Welcome to The Toodyay Herald website

The Toodyay Herald is a free monthly newspaper published and owned by a not-for-profit incorporated association – The Toodyay Herald Inc. The newspaper aims to serve Toodyay and surrounding districts as a quality source of local news and advertising.

It prints 4,500 copies each month (except in January), and is available in post office boxes, at newsstands and businesses throughout the district including Morangup, Bolgart, Calingiri, Northam, Clackline, Bakers Hill, Gidgegannup, Wundowie, Wooroloo and surrounding districts.

The Herald is staffed by volunteers and operates as an independent local news outlet bound by the media industry code of conduct. All proceeds are required by law to be reinvested in producing a quality newspaper for the local community. 

The Toodyay Herald welcomes contributions of letters, articles and photographs from all members of the community. Deadlines for the next edition are listed here

All advertising should be submitted to advertising@toodyayherald.com.au.  Contributions from community groups, other articles and photographs should be submitted to news@toodyayherald.com.au.



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Minister rejects tip appeals

WA ENVIRONMENT Minister Albert Jacob has left a glimmer of hope to stop a Perth rubbish dump being built in Toodyay after dismissing most of seven appeals based on fears of an environmental disaster.


Toodyay rates hike scaled back as shire tightens belt

LOCAL ratepayers have been spared an even bigger July 1 rates hike than last year after the Shire of Toodyay agreed last month to take into account WA’s economic downturn and scale back on planned long-term rates increases.


Big backlog delays local NBN roll-out


TOODYAY residents may face a long wait to connect to Australia’s new high-speed National Broadband Network although the $56 billion Federal Government service is already available in parts of the shire.

NBN Co. says its new ‘Skymuster’ satellite service already covers outlying areas such as Bejoording but is not being advertised because of a massive backlog in orders to install home receivers elsewhere in Australia.

Four new wireless towers to serve 3000 properties in areas  surrounding the Toodyay townsite are nearly ready but connections will depend on whether NBN Co. contractors are available to install home receivers when the service starts by the end of this year.

Photo - Workers finish Drummondi Drive tower


Police Beat

With Sgt Warren Conder, Toodyay Police Station

SEVERAL local people have been charged after the theft of a large quantity of tools and equipment in two burglaries at the Toodyay Men’s Shed in recent months.

The charges followed a vehicle being stopped by police in Northam within two days of last month’s second burglary. The vehicle was occupied by a Toodyay man and woman known to police and was found to contain power tools stolen from the second burglary.


Sandakan winners roll out swag of stories

RSL Toodyay Sub Branch

Bruce Guthrie

DURING APRIL our two winners of the Sandakan Scholarship travelled to Borneo with their parents and joined other West Australian students for the extensive 21-day tour.

Photo (from left) Michael McGuiness (Toodyay Dental Clinic), Ina Prior (toodyay Op Shop), Peter Brennan (RSL President), joint 2016 Sandakan Scholarship Tour winners Kobe Wakka and Catherine Fletcher, Toodyay Shire Cr Therese Chitty and Kirsten Barrack (Bendigo Bank)

Prior to departure, the winners met with their sponsors and RSL president in thanking the sponsors for their support.

On their return they told us a little of the experience.


Baker serves up nation's best pastie

IT’S OFFICIAL – Toodyay Bakery makes the best pasties in Australia.

After twice winning silver medals at the National Food Australia Expo, Jason Baker serves up nation’s best pastie

Toodyay baker Jason Marion with a tray of Australia’s best pasties.

Photo: Geoff Appleby.


Coming Events

Toodyay Youthcare Council
Quiz Night - Saturday, June 25, 7pm at the Baptist Church. Bookings essential freeos@iinet.net.au or 9574 4915 (Vivienne).
Toodyay Chamber of Commerce 
Social Media Sundowner Wednesday, July 6, 5.30pm, Upstairs, Toodyay Bakery. RSVP Mark 9574 4741, 0439 865 303. Email 2jchamber@gmail.com.
WA Endurance Riding Association
Endurance ride, 80km, 40km and 20km distances. Mokine, near Northam. Local riders welcome. Entry form on website www.waera.asn.au or Amanda Rayner 9622 9533, 0417 869 195

International Food Festival
Saturday 6 August 10am-4pm in conjunction with the Avon Descent
New Norcia Writers Festival
13th August. Lucy Nicholson 9654 8018.



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