Puffing Billy Railway is encouraging the community to get out and start exploring your own backyard with the 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

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.

  • Steam & Cuisine Luncheon
  • Excursion Train tickets for family and friends for bookings of 10 or more people (excludes special events)
  • Day out with Thomas event tickets
  • 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

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.

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.

In line with Victorian Government health advice, all visitors 18 years and over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present proof of their vaccination status upon entry to any indoor or outdoor area of Puffing Billy Railway.

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.

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.