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

  • ELIGIBILITY

    Living within a 10 km radius of a Puffing Billy station

  • BENEFITS

    Unlimited travel on Excursion Trains + special discounts

  • ANNUAL FEE

    Adult $90
    Concession $72
    Child $47
    Family $230

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.

For a discounted annual fee, Locals Pass holders will enjoy 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.

Want to renew your Locals Pass? Find out how to do so here.

Puffing Billy riding with the legs out for kids returns to the iconic steam train attraction. Families L-R Sarah and Sagar Padwal with children Shaila 8 and Kiara 6 plus Allyssa and Jono Callow with children Adaylia 3, Asher 5 and Summer 7 celebrate the return of sitting on the carriage window sills.

Locals Pass Benefits

Puffing Billy return Excursion Train Journeys (excludes charter trains, carriage hire, or gift vouchers).

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

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) Concession Child (4-15 yrs) Family (2A + 2C)
$90.00$72.00$47.00$230.00

Please note:

  • 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.

Alfresco Dining at the Lakeside Visitor Centre
Alfresco Dining at the Lakeside Visitor Centre

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.

Have you got a question?

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

How to Apply

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.

Your application will be processed within 5 business days. If you would like to travel with us within the next two weeks, please indicate your preferred date of travel in the application form below.

To renew your Puffing Billy Locals Pass, please complete the renewal request form below.

Please have the following documentation ready:

  1. Your current Locals Pass Member Number; AND
  2. Proof of current residential address, such as a power bill or rates notice, from the last six months; AND
  3. Your updated contact details if applicable.

Payment is not due until Puffing Billy notifies you that you remain eligible for the Locals Pass (i.e. that you are still residing within one of the eligible suburbs).

Your renewal request will be processed within 5 business days.