Puffing Billy Railway is encouraging the community to get out and start exploring their own backyard with the release of an annual, unlimited-access Locals Pass.

Available exclusively to residents within a 10-kilometre radius of any Puffing Billy station, the Locals Pass is an opportunity for pass-holders to learn more about the railway, its activities and signature events, and share these experiences with visiting family and friends.

Providing unlimited return travel on any excursion train journey, access to the Menzies Creek Museum and soon-to-be Lakeside Visitor Centre, special discounts on unique dining experiences and events, as well as major food & beverage and retail products, the Locals Pass unlocks everything Puffing Billy has to offer.

The all-inclusive cost varies across pass type and includes:

  • Adult – $90.00
  • Child – $47.00
  • Concession – $72.00
  • Family (2A + 2C) – $230.00

For a once yearly payment, pass-holders will receive:

  • Unlimited return travel on any excursion train journey for a year.
  • 20% discount on Steam & Cuisine Luncheon train or Train and Lunch at the Nobelius Packing Shed.
  • 20% discount for additional family and friends’ bookings for excursion trains for bookings of 10 or more.
  • 10% discount on Murder Mystery Train.
  • 10% discount on Day out With Thomas event tickets.
  • 10% discount on Special Events.
  • 10% discount on Retail Items.
  • 10% discount on Food & Beverage Items.

“This is a great opportunity for the railway to give back to the local community, particularly after a very challenging year, and is sure to keep the kids entertained at weekends and during school holidays at low expense,” said Peter Abbott, Puffing Billy Railway CEO.

“Puffing Billy Railway is an iconic part of the Dandenong Ranges community, so we want the community to be part of Puffing Billy Railway.”

Discover the beauty of the Dandenong Ranges’ cool-climate forest, marvel at the elusive sounds of wildlife and enjoy a whole year of entertainment at Australia’s premier heritage steam railway.

To find out whether you live within an eligible postcode or to purchase your Locals Pass, head to www.puffingbilly.com.au/locals.

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