Bendigo Tramways

at 1 Tramways Avenue, Bendigo , 3550

Operating almost continuously since 1890, Bendigo Tramways is one of Australia's oldest operating tramway systems.

Bendigo Tramways
1 Tramways Avenue
Bendigo , VIC 3550
Contact Phone
P: (03) 5442 2821


Bendigo Tramways has been in operation since June 1890. Initially operating as public transport until 1972, Bendigo Tramways now operate as a tourist service. There is still no better way to see the sights of Bendigo than aboard a Vintage ‘Talking’ Tram. Hop on at any stop and be delighted by the wide streetscapes and grand architecture of Bendigo as your tram tells you entertaining stories about a city founded on one of the world’s richest goldfields. Your ticket also includes a visit to Australia’s oldest operating Tram Depot. You’ll be in awe as you explore the 1903 depot, dwarfed by the many trams which live there, each with their own story to tell and see first-hand the craftsmanship that is involved in restoring trams to their former glory. Vintage 'Talking' Trams operate throughout the City of Bendigo and stop at the following 6 Tram Stops: - Central Deborah Gold Mine - Charing Cross (Alexandra Fountain/CBD) - Tramways Depot & Workshops - Lake Weeroona - Tysons Reef - Bendigo Joss House Temple Vintage Talking Tram tickets are valid for two consecutive days.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 10:00- 16:00
  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 16:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 16:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 16:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 16:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 16:00
  • Sundays: 10:00- 16:00

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Bendigo Tramways will be CLOSED tomorrow (Thursday 5 Februaury) due to the road closures of the Jayco Herald Sun Bike Tour.

Published on 2015-02-04 03:02:30 GMT

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to operate our Vintage ‘Talking’ Tram Tour at all today. We have had to turn off power to the overhead wires while we undertake maintenance work. Trams will be back on the tracks and operating as per normal tomorrow (Tues 5 August).

Published on 2014-08-04 02:30:17 GMT

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to operate our Vintage ‘Talking’ Tram Tour this morning. We have had to turn off power to the overhead wires while we undertake some maintenance work. We hope to have everything up and running again this afternoon, but we will keep you posted!

Published on 2014-08-03 23:47:55 GMT

Pretty sure we have the best office in town!

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-06-09 02:49:43 GMT

Tram No. 302 is out on the tracks today bringing colour and warmth to the streets of Bendigo! Thanks for the pic Elise Gow Photography

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-06-11 00:00:00 GMT

Did you know that Birney the cat is named after a type of tram? Here he is with Birney Tram No. 302 (the Yarn Bomb Tram). Of the thousands of Birney trams manufactured, we have the largest collection of these trams in the world.

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-06-10 01:00:00 GMT

A huge congratulations to Dennis O'Hoy on his appointment to member of the general division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community of Bendigo, particularly through heritage preservation and to tertiary education. Dennis has played an integral part in the history of the Tramways and this recognition is well deserved. Read about Dennis' fascinating story here

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-06-14 05:11:30 GMT

Thanks to the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Tram No. 369 is now better known on the tracks for blasting out live music with an enthusiastic crowd singing along as it transforms into The Blues Tram. Wilson and White + Grimm Fawkner will be performing aboard the tram at 2:00pm on Saturday 25 June. Get your tickets here ...

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-06-12 04:00:00 GMT

It's baaaaaack! Tram No. 302 is all rugged up and ready to face the cold Winter months. Great photo by Elise Gow Photography.

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-06-03 04:42:56 GMT

We're still loving trundling past Marilyn every day!

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-06-01 03:18:33 GMT

Tam and Belinda are looking fabulous with our new Birney the cat badges on! Who agrees?

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-30 05:48:52 GMT

This isn't my good side, come back once I've brushed my hair!

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-27 05:59:06 GMT

Winter is just around the corner, and that means the countdown has begun for the return of this magical tram. Can you guess which tram it is?

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-25 03:27:59 GMT

Winners are grinners! Thank you all for your support 😊

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-20 11:21:41 GMT

Fantastic news! Bendigo Tramways are the winners of the Bendigo Business Awards Accommodation and Tourism category. What a great team we have. Congratulations to Bendigo Pottery and Schaller Studio who were also finalists in the category. #bendigobizawards

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-20 10:51:04 GMT

Luke Jenkins, Tram Depot Supervisor, with Paul Summersgill who has just completed his cabinetmaker apprenticeship and is a finalist in the category of Apprentice of the Year at the Bendigo Business Awards. Wish Paul good luck! #bendigobusinessawards #bendigobusinesscouncil

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-20 09:50:56 GMT

Bendigo Tramways is a finalist in the tourism and hospitality category for the Bendigo Business Awards tonight! Give us a like for good luck 🍀 #bendigobizawards #bendigobusinesscouncil #explorebendigo #ulumbarra

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-20 08:54:16 GMT

Thanks to the mechanical wizardry of the crew at Bendigo Tramways, Blues Tram #369 is back in action. What does this mean for you? Well; we can carry more passengers and stretch out a bit more. We carried 39 passengers on the triumphant return of #369 last Saturday (which hosted The Mojo Corner and the Erica Hawkey Trio) with room for up to 55! Let's see if we can fill this next Blues Tram, scheduled for Saturday 25 June. Don't put it off any longer; if you haven't ridden the Blues Tram yet, what's holding you back? Tix: $35 from Bendigo Visitor Centre 1800 813 513 or online here:

Published The Blues Tram on 2016-05-18 00:22:03 GMT

Come and join us aboard Tram 880 as we explore the fascinating friendship between Marilyn Monroe and jazz legend, Ella Fitzgerald, whilst enjoying a cocktail, nibbles, great music and Bendigo's beautiful vistas! Sentimental Journey departs at 6:00pm each Saturday evening (up until 9 July). Book your tickets sooner rather than later, they're selling fast! All of the details are here ...

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-16 05:59:43 GMT

Hey. What events or open days have you got in coming weeks? Thinking of making the long journey up..

Published Anthony Wasiukiewicz on 2016-05-13 09:14:01 GMT

It's National Volunteer Week and today we have two fantastic volunteer crews out on the street operating our Vintage Talking Tram Service. We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who volunteers their time at Bendigo Tramways, we wouldn't be able to operate without you and we are sincerely grateful for everything that you have contributed. Thank you!

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-11 03:40:13 GMT

What a beautiful day in Bendigo and great to see lots of people enjoying our free tram day! #bendigostreetfestautumnedition #strategemwinemakersfestival #explorebendigo

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-07 02:25:34 GMT

In celebration of heritage month, we’re offering FREE tram tours all day on Saturday 7 May! If one day isn’t quite long enough to get your tram fix, you can purchase a Tram Travel Pass and enjoy unlimited travel for twelve months. Membership details here … #BendigoStreetFestAutumnEdition #StrategemWinemakersFestival2016 #ExploreBendigo

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-06 06:41:20 GMT

Check out what's happening in and around the CBD this Saturday. The crew from Vibrant Central Bendigo have put in a lot of work to make sure there's plenty to see and do. The free tram rides (thanks to Bendigo Tramways) are worth the effort alone. (And don't forget to tip the buskers if you like what you hear - muso's gotta eat too!)

Published Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival on 2016-05-06 03:18:08 GMT

ONLY 2 SLEEPS until we join in the festivities of the BENDIGO STREET FESTIVAL 2016 Autumn Edition and the 2016 Strategem Bendigo Winemakers Festival. If you haven't yet been aboard one of our heritage trams this is the perfect opportunity, we'll be offering FREE tram rides all day on Saturday 7 May! Come and see the craftsmanship that has gone into restoring each of our trams, meet our fantastic crew and learn a little bit more about the heritage of our beautiful city, it is heritage month after all!

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-04 23:22:26 GMT

The Bendigo Visitor Information Centre has a plethora of activities happening this weekend during the BENDIGO STREET FESTIVAL 2016 Autumn Edition Saturday May 7th! Pop in and check out one of their current exhibitions or book yourself a tour! 9am-5pm Living Arts Space - Transient Landscapes Exhibition: 9am-5pm Post Office Gallery – Eclectic Treasures: 10am Food Fossicking Tour: 11am Historic Post Office Tour: 11am Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo Manager’s Tour: 11am Bendigo Walking Tour: 2pm-5pm Progressively Delicious Dessert Tour: 9am-5pm Limitless Confidence Experience at Jools for Jim Hair Skin & Beauty 6pm Sentimental Journey on Bendigo Tramways Tram 880:

Published Vibrant Central Bendigo on 2016-05-03 06:50:08 GMT

CHANGE TO TIMETABLE: WEDNESDAY 4 MAY 2016. We will be undertaking track maintenance to the Northern end of the route on Wednesday 4 May 2016. As a result the Bendigo Joss House Temple will not be accessible via Vintage Talking Tram on this day. The Vintage Talking Tram Tour will operate from the Central Deborah Gold Mine to Tysons Reef. Full services will resume on Thursday 5 May 2016. Please refer to this timetable for Wednesday 4 May tram services.

Published Bendigo Tramways on 2016-05-02 04:40:37 GMT

Have you got your tickets for the The Blues Tram on Sat 14 May? It's going to be a stella tram with The Mojo Corner and Erica Hawkey Trio performing! Great option if you're looking for Mother's Day gift ideas.

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