Hear the story of Bendigo as it was during World War One aboard one of Bendigo's famous Vintage Talking Trams.
Tram No. 45, the Anzac Centenary Tram, went into service in Melbourne in 1914 and was used between 1914-1918 by Melbourne's service men and women who were heading off to assist in the war effort.
Like many other similar regional towns of the time, WW1 left an indelible mark on Bendigo, not only on those who went to war, but also on their families at home. Almost 5,000 Bendigonians contributed to the war effort and of those a staggering 2,972 lost their lives.
Through stories of bravery, resilience and courage in the face of adversity, the Anzac Centenary Tram explores the impact of WW1 on the local Bendigo community.
Gain insight into what life was like on the frontline for soldiers, discover the pioneering role that Bendigo women played in the war effort, and come to understand how WW1 transformed the lives of families on the home front.
Place: The Anzac Centenary Tram departs from Central Deborah Gold Mine, 76 Violet Street Bendigo VIC 3550
Time: 10:00am each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Duration: 1 hour round trip
Cost: Your ticket is valid for two consecutive days and also includes the Dja Dja Wurrung Tram and Vintage Talking Tram tours.
- Adult $17.50
- Concession $16.00
- Child $11.00
- Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $51.00
Please note: This tram is not wheelchair accessible.
Online Bookings: Please note that you cannot book online on the day of your tour. Online bookings need to be made at least 24 hours in advance. To book on the day, please phone (03) 5443 8255.
The below video gives a little bit of insight into the amount of work that went into restoring Tram No. 45, the Anzac Centenary Tram.
Proudly supported by the Australian Government's Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.