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Uncover Bendigo's golden past aboard a Vintage Talking Tram!


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Discover the traditions of Bendigo's first people aboard the Dja Dja Wurrung Tram.


Hear the story of Bendigo during World War One aboard the Anzac Centenary Tram.


Explore Australia's oldest operating tram depot on a Self-guided Depot Tour.


Try something different for your next function and hire one of Bendigo’s famous vintage trams.

Looking for something different and unique for your next function?  Why not hire one of Bendigo’s famous vintage trams. Delight your guests with this one-of-a-kind experience. The tram tour will take you through the heart of the city allowing you to soak up Bendigo’s grand architecture while you socialise with your guests. From kids parties to pub crawls there is lots of fun to be had!

These are some of the functions/events for which our trams have been used in the past:

  • Birthday parties suited to all ages
  • Pub crawls
  • Hens and bucks nights
  • Pre-dinner cocktails/drinks
  • Enjoying a progressive dinner and utilising some of Bendigo’s delightful restaurants along the route
  • Tram and picnic at Lake Weeroona or Rosalind Park
  • Function entertainment
  • Wedding photographs and guest transport

What’s included?

  • Licensed tram driver
  • CD player, so bring along your favourite music
  • Table available for food platters if needed 
  • Choose your pick-up and drop-off points
  • Some free parking available at all stops except Alexandra Fountain.

Tram Capacity
Our trams can seat between 32 to 50 adults. Not all are wheelchair friendly, chat to our bookings officer to find out which tram will suit your occasion.

Food and Alcohol
BYO catering for your event. Alcohol is permitted but there is a strict policy of alcohol only being consumed on board the tram.

How much is it to hire a tram?
The prices of hiring a tram vary depending on the time of the day and the type of trip you wish to do.
Baseline prices are as follows:

Type Price: Note:
Daytime $350 for two hours $120 for every extra hour
One-way $175 For general one-way trip during the day
Evening $600 for two hours $150 for every extra hour
Children's Birthday $200 per hour Daytime only
BOND Required $100 refundable Bond is in addition to the hire cost







 Special Considerations: 

  • There are no toilets on the tram, however, arrangements can be made for toilet breaks at the Tramways Depot and Workshop.
  • Road safety must be observed at all times.
  • No opened alcohol is allowed in the CBD.
  • The fee includes a half hour period before the charter to decorate if required.
  • The tram must be left in an acceptable state after the function.
  • The fee and the bond must be paid at least a week in advance of the function date.
  • Traffic control can be arranged for those who are wishing to stop at locations not currently permitted. 
    However, it must be arranged with prior knowledge and will incur additional costs.

How do I hire a tram?
Just give our friendly booking coordinator a call on 03 5443 8255 and we will be happy to put a package together that suits your specific needs.

Speak to our friendly booking coordinator about catering options!