With attendances approaching 65,000 - 70,000 annualy, the number of toilets was doubled in 2005 (no small feat!). On-site ATMs were introduced, and WOMADelaide became ‘carbon-neutral’ for the first time. The first week-long visual arts workshops at the Community Arts Network (with Cuban papier-mache artists, the Mora Brothers) was held.
Stage 4 was renamed the 'Zoo Stage', Stage 5 'The Moreton Bay Stage' and Stage 6 'The Dell'.
Memorable moments included Ozomatli playing out amongst the crowd, the inimitable Ritchie Havens, Cie Carabosse with LoJo, and Vusi Mahlasela.