Operate a Tourist and Heritage Railway - Victoria

Service summary

If you operate a heritage or tourist railway you may be eligible to participate in the voluntary registration scheme operated by Public Transport Victoria (the Tourist and Heritage Railway Group Register).

The purpose of the scheme is to enable operators to demonstrate to the public that they are committed maintaining good business practice. Registered operators will also have access to programs and initiatives made available under the scheme.

Please note that you will also need to hold railway operator accreditation.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to operate a tourist or heritage railway, you must:

  • operate as a non-profit entity (an incorporated association or company limited by guarantee)
  • have a committee, board or governing body that oversees your organisation
  • have a policy on working with children
  • have a business plan, asset conservation plan and marketing strategy
  • provide historical and heritage related rail services, primarily as a tourist activity and predominantly in Victoria
  • be accredited as a rail operator, or provide services on behalf of an accredited operator
  • submit the relevant form
  • pay the application fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application to Operate a Tourist and Heritage Railway - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Public Transport Victoria

Act(s) name

Rail Safety (Local Operations) Act 2006 (Victoria)

Tourist and Heritage Railways Act 2010 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Rail Safety (Local Operations) Regulations 2006 (Victoria)

Contact details

Public Transport Victoria

Mailing address:
PO BOX 4724
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1800 800 007

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