Ever wanted to be a steam train fireman?

The role of the Fireman is to fire the steam locomotive and where endorsed, the diesel locomotives of Puffing Billy Railway in accordance with the operating rules and regulations to provide a safe and memorable experience for visitors.


Please note that firing our steam trains requires lots of experience, practical work, and tests - not to mention 6am starts! Puffing Billy Railway will support you as you work towards these goals – for more information please don’t hesitate to contact volunteering@pbr.org.au

Take a look below to find out the path our volunteers take over a number of years to become qualified to operate Puffing Billy Railway's iconic steam locomotives!








Find out more about these roles you can undertake on your way to become a Fireman.

Application process

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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.

Phone: (03) 9757 0715

Email: volunteering@pbr.org.au

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

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