Puffing Billy Railway is encouraging the community to get out and start exploring your 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 you 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 return excursion train journey, special discounts on unique dining experiences and events as well as major food, drink and retail products, the Locals Pass unlocks everything Puffing Billy has to offer.

Puffing Billy's Excursion Train crosses the Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge in Selby
Puffing Billy's Excursion Train crosses the Monbulk Creek Trestle Bridge in Selby

Locals Pass Benefits

Please note that all Puffing Billy tickets must be pre-booked, including for Locals Pass holders.

UNLIMITED ACCESS
Puffing Billy return Excursion Train Journeys (excludes charter trains, carriage hire, or gift vouchers).
20 % DISCOUNT
Train & Lunch at the Nobelius Packing Shed
Steam & Cuisine Luncheon
Excursion Train tickets for family and friends for bookings of 10 or more people (excludes special events)
10 % DISCOUNT
Day out with Thomas
Puffing Billy retail items (Valid for in-store purchases only. Some exclusions apply including books and postage)
Food & Beverages from Puffing Billy's refreshment rooms (Valid for in-store purchases only. Excludes alcohol and packages)
UNLIMITED ACCESS
Puffing Billy return Excursion Train Journeys (excludes charter trains, carriage hire, or gift vouchers).
20 % DISCOUNT
Train & Lunch at the Nobelius Packing Shed
Steam & Cuisine Luncheon
Excursion Train tickets for family and friends for bookings of 10 or more people (excludes special events)
10 % DISCOUNT
Day out with Thomas
Puffing Billy retail items (Valid for in-store purchases only. Some exclusions apply including books and postage)
Food & Beverages from Puffing Billy's refreshment rooms (Valid for in-store purchases only. Excludes alcohol and packages)

Please note: Locals Pass discounts and offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other specials offers, charter trains, carriage hire, or gift vouchers.

Pricing & Validity

Adult (16+ YRS)ConcessionChild (4-15 yrs)Family (2A + 2C)
$90.00$72.00$47.00$230.00
Pass typePrice
Family$230.00
Adult$90.00
Concession$72.00
Child$47.00

Please note:

  • A family fare is valid for 2 adults and 2 children aged 4-15 years.
  • An adult fare is aged from 16+ years.
  • A child fare is aged 4-15 years inclusive.
  • Child Passes are only sold in conjunction with at least one non-child Locals Pass (family, concession or adult).
  • Concession fares are available to Australian bearers of Health Care, Student, Seniors, Companion, Pensioner Card or New Zealand Gold Card. Please upload a copy of your concession card if applicable.
  • Infants and toddlers under the age of 4 travel free of charge on board Puffing Billy and as such don't require a Locals Pass. However, they still need to be booked in due to contact tracing and social distancing requirements.

The Locals Pass is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

Puffing Billy Barista At Menzies Creek Museum Cafe

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the Puffing Billy Locals Pass, you must be a full time resident of a dwelling located within a 10 km radius of Puffing Billy's Belgrave, Menzies Creek, Emerald, Cockatoo or Gembrook station.

A complete list of eligible postcodes can be found below.

Suburb namePostcode
Avonsleigh3782
Bayswater3153
Beaconsfield Upper3808
Beenak3139
Belgrave3160
Belgrave Heights3160
Belgrave South3160
Boronia3155
Clematis3782
Cockatoo3781
Dewhurst3808
Emerald3782
Endeavour Hills3802
Ferntree Gully3156
Ferny Creek3786
Gembrook3783
Harkaway3806
Hoddles Creek3139
Kallista3791
Kalorama3766
Kilsyth South3137
Knox City Centre3152
Knoxfield3180
Lysterfield3156
Lysterfield South3156
Maryknoll3812
Suburb namePostcode
Macclesfield3782
Menzies Creek3159
Monbulk3793
Montrose3675
Mount Burnett3781
Mount Dandenong3767
Mountain Gate3156
Nangana3781
Nar Nar Goon North3812
Narre Warren East3804
Narre Warren North3804
Olinda3788
Pakenham Upper3810
Rowville3178
Sassafras3787
Sassafras Gully3787
Selby3159
Sherbrooke3789
Tecoma3160
The Basin3154
The Patch3792
Tremont3785
Upper Ferntree Gully3156
Upwey3158
Wantirna South3152

Have you got a question?

Contact our team if you have a question about the Locals Pass before submitting your Application Form below.

Young Japanese Girl Stretching Out Hand To Feel The Breeze

Apply for the Locals Pass

To apply for the Puffing Billy Locals Pass, simply complete the Locals Pass Request Form below.

Please have the following documentation ready:

  1. Drivers Licence or another form of photo identification; AND
  2. Proof of residential address, such as a power bill or rates notice; PLUS
  3. A copy of your Concession Card if applicable.

Payment is not due until Puffing Billy notifies you that you are found to be eligible for the Locals Pass.