Arts and Events in the Wheatbelt

Country Arts WA acknowledges the Aboriginal people of the Wheatbelt as the traditional custodians. We are thankful to be on this country and acknowledge the Elders past, present and emerging. We respect and celebrate the continuing contribution of Aboriginal Australians to culture and the arts.

The Wheatbelt makes no mystery of where the state’s bread-basket lies. Across it’s 154,862 square kilometre area you’ll find farms a-plenty growing cereals, canola, olives, vegetables, wine-grapes, honey, fruit and livestock. Uniquely among the regions, the 75,000 people living in the Wheatbelt are not focused around a single city – but are spread relatively equally throughout the whole region.

Highlights

Moondyne Festival

The legend of Moondyne Joe, the Avon Valley’s legendary bushranger transforms the picturesque historical town of Toodyay, Western Australia into a lively all day festival, the highlight of the day being the re-enactment of Moondyne Joe’s various escapades throughout the town, his arrests and mock trials.

Silo Trail

If you’re planning a trip into the Wheatbelt make sure to stop by a few of these incredible murals. More than just impressive works of art, they reflect the local stories of the regional communities they are in.

Arts and Events in the Wheatbelt

Regional Freecall

Metropolitan

Country Arts WA receives core funding from the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest.