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.

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    Locals Pass Benefits

    1. Unlimited Access

    As a Locals Pass holder, you will enjoy Unlimited Access to valid Puffing Billy return Excursion Train journeys.

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

    Onboard the Excursion Train, you will travel through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, with lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead. Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest.  MORE INFO | Excursion Train

     

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    2. Special Discounts

    You will also benefit from a range of special discounts. 

    Please note that the discounts and offers cannot be used in conjunction with other offers or gift vouchers. 

    Experience / productLocals Pass Benefit
    Train & Lunch at the Packing Shed / Steam & Cuisine Luncheon20 % discount
    Additional family and friends' bookings for Excursion Trains for bookings of 10 or more (excludes special events)20 % discount
    Day out with Thomas10 % discount
    Puffing Billy retail items (Valid for in-store purchases only. Some exclusions apply including books and postage)10 % discount
    Food & Beverages from Puffing Billy's refreshment rooms (Valid for in-store purchases only. Excludes alcohol and packages)10 % discount

    Pricing & Validity

    Adult (17+ YRS)ConcessionChild (4-16 yrs)Family (2A + 2C)
    $90.00$72.00$47.00$230.00
    Adult (17+ YRS)ConcessionChild (4-16 yrs)Family (2A + 2C)
    $90.00$72.00$47.00$230.00

    Please note:

    • If you have more than 2 children, you can apply for 1 x Family Locals Pass and additional Child Locals Passes in the same request form.
    • Children 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.

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    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
    Beaconsfield Upper3808
    Beenak3139
    Belgrave3160
    Belgrave Heights3160
    Belgrave South3160
    Boronia3155
    Clematis3782
    Cockatoo3781
    Dewhurst3808
    Emerald3782
    Ferntree Gully3156
    Ferny Creek3786
    Gembrook3783
    Harkaway3806
    Kallista3791
    Kilsyth South3137
    Knox City Centre3152
    Knoxfield3180
    Lysterfield3156
    Lysterfield South3156
    Macclesfield3782
    Menzies Creek3159
    Suburb namePostcode
    Monbulk3793
    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
    Suburb namePostcode
    Avonsleigh3782
    Beaconsfield Upper3808
    Beenak3139
    Belgrave3160
    Belgrave Heights3160
    Belgrave South3160
    Boronia3155
    Clematis3782
    Cockatoo3781
    Dewhurst3808
    Emerald3782
    Ferntree Gully3156
    Ferny Creek3786
    Gembrook3783
    Harkaway3806
    Kallista3791
    Kilsyth South3137
    Knox City Centre3152
    Knoxfield3180
    Lysterfield3156
    Lysterfield South3156
    Macclesfield3782
    Menzies Creek3159
    Monbulk3793
    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

    Terms & Conditions

    • The Puffing Billy Locals Pass (LP) is available exclusively to residents of the postcodes listed above upon proof of residency e.g. bill, rates notice, photo ID.
    • Provides unlimited travel on the Excursion Train's valid return journeys within the 12-month validity period.
    • The LP provides the holder a range of discounts on other experiences and products.
    • All Puffing Billy tickets must be pre-booked, including for Locals Pass holders.
    • LP tickets are not available to be booked online. To book, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 03 9757 0700 or by email info@pbr.org.au and quote your name, contact details and Locals Pass card number.
    • Please present your Locals Pass and photo ID for all family members at each visit.
    • The LP is valid for 12 months from the date of issue from Puffing Billy and the expiry date cannot be extended without payment of another 12 month period and presentation of evidence that the LP holder continues to reside within the eligible postcodes.
    • The LP is non-refundable, non-transferrable, and unlimited tickets cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.
    • The LP cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
    • Bookings are subject to availability.
    • Trains will NOT be cancelled due to inclement weather.
    • In accordance with DHHS requirements, Puffing Billy Railway will record the contact details of all passengers.
    • Whilst every attempt is made to honour all bookings, Puffing Billy reserves the right to alter events, timetables or locomotives without prior notice.
    • Puffing Billy Railway reserves the right to request proof of age. Children 16 years and under must be supervised by an accompanying adult. An adult is deemed to be any person aged 17 years or older.
    • On declared days of a fire rating of Extreme or Code Red in the Central Zone or the whole state of Victoria, no trains will operate, and no Puffing Billy staff or volunteers will be on the premises.
    • On declared days of TOTAL FIRE BAN or other extreme weather events in the Central Zone or the whole state of Victoria, steam locomotives will not run. Instead, the train will be operated with a diesel locomotive.
    • Upon signing up to the Locals Pass, you give Puffing Billy Railway the right to email or text you a copy of your tickets and/or information relating to your Locals Pass membership.
    • If you are travelling in a wheelchair, there are limited wheelchair spaces available onboard our heritage carriages. Please call our Customer Service Centre on 03 9757 0700 prior to travelling so that we can assist you in accommodating your needs.
    • Children under 4 years of age, not occupying a seat, are carried for free. However, due to COVID-19 regulations, these still need to be booked in.
    • There are no cash transactions available at any of our stations or Retail and Hospitality outlets.
    • Puffing Billy Railway is a non BYO venue.
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    Apply for the Locals Pass

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

    You will be asked to enclose valid and current copies of the following:

    1. Drivers Licence or another form of photo identification; AND
    2. Proof of residential address, such as a power bill or rates notice.

    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.

    Please note that we do not require proof of address for children.

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