The Puffing Billy Railway Recognition Program celebrates the contributions of volunteers and staff to Puffing Billy Railway (PBR).
- 4 x adult passes or 1 x family pass per financial year
(must be used in one booking).
- 50% discount on all PBR F&B items for on-duty
volunteers and staff
- 15% discount on all PBR F&B for off-duty volunteers
- 25% discount on further PBR Excursion Trains
- 15% discount across all PBR retail outlets
- Free coffee for on-duty volunteers
- $2 coffee for on-duty staff
- Access to external Wellbeing Assistance Program
- Access to Annual Flu shots
- Annual Length of Service Recognition Program
- National Volunteer Week Celebrations
- Social and Seasonal Events
- Birthday and Christmas cards
- Access to PBR publications (Monthly News)
Take a look at the list below and click on the business name to view more details about how to redeem each offer.
ARTHURS SEAT EAGLE | 20% OFF
The Arthurs Seat Eagle, a state-of-the-art aerial gondola lift operated from the base station in Dromana to the summit of Arthurs Seat, gives guests the chance to soar the heights of the Mornington Peninsula with scenic views across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne, around the coast and beyond. Glide above and past the trees inside comfortable, all weather, fully accessible cabins.
All PBR team members can experience the Eagle with 20% OFF standard gondola flights.
To redeem this discount, mention the code PUFFBILL at the Arthurs Seat Eagle ticket office. Please note that this discount cannot be pre-booked online.
BILL'S ORCHARD GATE @ MONTAGUE ORCHARD | 5% OFF
The Orchard at Montague offers memorable experiences. Nestled in the serene surroundings of apple orchards and located right next to Lysterfield Park.
Discover Stella’s Kitchen; a stunning restaurant with a seasonal menu overlooking the orchards. Boasting a unique location for events, weddings and functions.
Step into Bill's Orchard Gate, fresh produce, and retail store, where a variety of seasonal delights await. Explore a range of succulent fruits and locally sourced artisan goods, and savour complimentary tastings year-round. Bill’s Boardroom offers orchard views and is available for your gatherings or corporate bookings throughout the year.
For the inquisitive minds, take a behind-the-scenes tour of our innovative packing facility. Witness how our carefully nurtured fruits travel from the orchard to your local shelves.
All PBR team members can enjoy 5% OFF at Bill’s Orchard Gate produce and gift store at The Orchard at Montague, when you present your PBR crew card.
COG BIKES AUSTRALIA | 25% OFF
Cog Bikes Australia is a one-stop bike and scooter shop that includes bike hire, bike and scooter servicing, products and more.
All PBR team members can enjoy cycling around the region with 25% OFF bike hire. Redeem the offer online at http://www.warburtonbikehire.com.au/ with the promo code PUFFING25 at the checkout. Alternatively, If hiring a bike in-store at the Monbulk or Warburton shop, please present your PBR badge to redeem the promotion.
COG also offers the following benefits:
- 10% off bike servicing (excluding parts)
- Free accessories to the value of $100 when they purchase $1000 of bike (an individual bike or more than one).
DOUGIE'S PLACE | $40 PER NIGHT ACCOMMODATION
Offering a comfortable base to stay and enjoy your travels from, Dougie’s Place is a budget-friendly bed & breakfast that’s conveniently located in Emerald town. It’s the perfect home-away-from-home, with four bedrooms that sleep two to four people per room, free Wi-Fi, shared cooking facilities and a big beautiful outdoor
deck to enjoy the sun on.
PBR team members looking to stay can book a room for $40 PER NIGHT, $35 FOR TWO NIGHTS OR MORE, OR $200 FOR A FULL WEEK!
To redeem, PBR team members need to contact email@example.com or 0490 902 806 with your preferred dates, the number of people, and reference the code ‘TOOTTOOT’. An email will be sent to confirm availability and the booking,
alongside bank details with the amount owing and arrival details during your stay.
GLOBAL BALLOONING | 15% OFF
Award-winning hot air balloon company, Global Ballooning
offer daily sunrise balloon flights over the city of Melbourne and Yarra Valley wine region.
The team at Global Ballooning has generously offered volunteers 15 % OFF Yarra Valley balloon flights, including those with breakfast!
Book online with promo code PBR15 for the following:
Yarra Valley Balloon Flight only:
Yarra Valley Balloon Flight + Breakfast:
The promotion is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, and is non-refundable. Offers valid for Yarra Valley flight, flight and breakfast and the voucher options for those products.
KILLIK HANDCRAFTED RUM & GININFINITY | 10% OFF
Killik Handcrafted Rum & Ginfinity are a pair of unique craft distilleries, one focused on funky HOGO rum and the other on unique craft gins. Just a 5-minute walk from Belgrave Station, the distilleries are nestled into the forest between Belgrave and Kallista. The location contains both a Gin bar and a Rum bar providing tasting paddles, an extensive range of both Rum and Gin cocktails, and a full restaurant.
Killik Handcrafted Rum are giving all PBR team members 10% OFF the bill when dining in*, upon presentation of your PBR crew card.
* PBR encourages team members who choose to consume alcohol to do so responsibly, ensuring behaviour is legally and socially acceptable.
MARY VALLEY RATTLER | 25% OFF
PARADISE VALLEY HOTEL | $22 MEALS
Located along the Puffing Billy Railway line in Clematis, the Paradise Valley Hotel is a recently renovated contemporary bistro that’s been a landmark of the hills for well over a century. Enjoy the views, catch up with mates, play a game of pool, and enjoy the menu of pub classics!
From Monday to Thursday (excluding public holidays), all PBR team members can enjoy select menu items discounted to ONLY $22 when dining at Paradise Valley Hotel.
Orders must be placed at the front bar, with staff and volunteers to present their PBR crew card at the time of ordering. Click here for select menu details: https://puffingbilly.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Paradise-Valley-Hotel-Puffing-billy-volunteer-offer-A5-2023.pdf
PARKROYAL MONASH | 15% OFF
PARKROYAL Monash is generously offering a 15% discount off their best available rate for PBR staff and volunteers.
Located in Clayton, in the heart of Melbourne's science, education, medical and research hub, PARKROYAL Monash Melbourne embraces the concept of 'live, work and play'.
Click here to access the discounted rate, with the 15% off already applied to the booking. Alternatively, call and quote "Puffing Billy Railway Staff and Volunteer" at +61 3 9518 8888.
SAGE HOTEL RINGWOOD | 15% OFF
Sage Melbourne Ringwood spans five floors atop the Eastland Shopping Centre and offers guests 120 modern hotel rooms. Dine at Partake restaurant, sampling authentic dishes with produce sourced from the region. The High and Dry Bar serves guests quality local Yarra Valley and Victorian wine, beer, and cider. Enjoy the convenience of having the shopping centre at your doorstep and the comfort and hospitality that Sage offers, including free Wi-Fi, co-working spaces, a gym and more. Throw out your old expectations of what a hotel should provide and welcome the Sage experience.
All PBR team members can enjoy a 15% DISCOUNT when staying at Sage Hotel in Ringwood. Click here to access the discounted rate, with the 15% off already applied to the booking.
T&Cs: Credit Card Guarantee required, preauthorisation of $100 required on arrival. Free cancellation up to 24-hours prior to arrival, except for New Year’s Eve where this night will be charged. Check-in is after 2:00pm and check-out is before 11:00am.
TREETOPS BELGRAVE | 10% OFF
Conveniently located only 500m from Puffing Billy's Belgrave Station on Old Monbulk Road, the park is secluded in the shade of the mighty sequoias and blue gums that flourish in the historic Glen Harrow Gardens.
Victoria’s first tree ropes course, Treetops Adventure Belgrave has been running for over 12 years and is still going strong! With over 100+ aerial challenges, and 23 ziplines spread across 10 different Tree Ropes Courses, there is a level and challenge for everyone in the family 3+ yrs!
- Cancellations made 10 or more days in advance will receive a full refund or free reschedule.
- Cancellations made between 2-10 days from the scheduled booking date will be entitled to a 50% refund or incur a 20% reschedule fee to move the date.
- Cancellations made within 0-2 days of the booking or no shows will forfeit the entire booking, with no refunds or rescheduling available.