Welcome to Puffing Billy Railway, be part of our story!


Share your knowledge, skills and time with us at Puffing Billy Railway!

There are many areas where you can get involved! Some volunteers help out in specific roles, activities and locations, while others assist with our calendar of community events. There is always something happening and many ways to lend a helping hand!

If you’re ready to build lifelong friendships, contribute to the community and be part of living history, we would love to hear from you!

Volunteer Roles

We have a number of roles where you can begin your volunteering journey with minimal training! These entry level roles are a great way to understand how the railway works and start on the training pathway towards becoming a Station Master, Guard / Signalman, Fireman, Steam Locomotive Driver, and more!

Entry Level Roles

Pathways to other roles

Starting out in one of the roles above provides a pathway to undertake further training for the following roles:

Application process

Contact Our People & Culture Team

If you are looking for more information or have any questions about volunteering with Puffing Billy Railway, please contact our People & Culture Team. You can also request a call back if you prefer this option.

Phone: (03) 9757 0715

Email: volunteering@pbr.org.au

Mail: People & Culture Team, PO Box 451, Belgrave, 3160


Want to find out more about what roles are available as a volunteer of Puffing Billy Railway?

The countdown is on to our next online information session!


5.00PM - 6.00PM

Please contact volunteering@pbr.org.au for further information.

2024 information sessions - held online on the first Thursday of every month from 5pm - 6pm:

5th September | 3rd October | 7th November | 5th December

Ready to be a part of Our Story? Apply Today!

Apply today or simply find out more about what to expect.

Volunteer Stories

Do you want to know what it means to be a volunteer at Puffing Billy Railway? Discover stories from volunteers that have been involved with the railway from anywhere between 3 to 65 years!

Benefits of Volunteering

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Puffing Billy Railway Volunteers enjoy a range of benefits including discounts and promotional offers from likeminded attractions and accommodation providers in our region.

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