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.


THE HERALD is the Winner

The Committee of The Toodyay Herald is delighted to announce that at the Awards Dinner held in Moora on Friday, July 22, your local newspaper The Toodyay Herald was announced as the winner of the 2016 Wheatbelt Business Excellence Award for the Coastal and Northern sub regions of the Wheatbelt Business Network. 

The Toodyay Herald was represented by President, Bill Manning and his wife Jan, the Vice President Peter Ruthven and Treasurer, Beth Ruthven.


Wroth settles for $40,000 but Merrick to fight on

Michael Sinclair-Jones

FORMER Toodyay shire president Charlie Wroth has agreed to a $40,000 settlement to end his involvement in a bitterly fought dispute in the WA Supreme Court over alleged overpayments to former shire CEO Graham Merrick.

The deal follows a June 8 mediation conference in Perth which resulted in a confidential agreement between Mr Wroth and the Shire of Toodyay.


$3m already spent as court hears bid to stop landfill

Michael Sinclair-Jones

LANDFILL company Opal Vale Pty Ltd says it has spent $3 million on building a Perth rubbish tip in Toodyay despite attempts to have it stopped in the WA Supreme Court.

In documents filed in the Supreme Court last month, Opal Vale Managing Director Sam Mangione said it was a condition of works approval granted by the WA Department of  Environment Regulation (DER) last August that development had to “substantially” commence within one year.


Police now at full strength for anti-drug crackdown



TOODYAY police are now at full operational strength to target local crime, thanks to the appointment of two new uniformed officers from Perth last month.

First Class Constable Geoff Butler and Constable Josh Leone (pictured right), both previously at Scarborough police station, will join a statewide police crackdown on people driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.


Herald a finalist in Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards

YOUR LOCAL monthly newspaper The Toodyay Herald is a finalist in the 2016 Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards.

The Herald was the only Toodyay entry in 38 small business finalists announced last month by the Wheatbelt Business Network.


Volunteering in in this family's DNA

THE HARRINGTON family has three generations of volunteer ambulance officers, starting with Paul, then Simon and now Zoe.

When Paul Harrington lived in Bolgart he and other volunteers raised funds to buy their own ambulance in days when they worked with a basic first-aid kit and little else.

Pictured are Simon (left), Zoe and Paul Harrington


Coming Events

Toodyay Theatre Group
Peter Pan, Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30. Memorial Hall. Tickets at Makit Hardware.
WA Endurance Riding Association
July 30. 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.



Copyright © 2008-2016 Toodyay Herald and Web's Creative Studios