Take A Ride On A Vintage Tram



80th Anniversary of the Kogarah Trolleybuses

This trolleybus is preserved at the Sydney Tramway Museum, and will be on outdoor display on Sunday, 30 July alongside Baldwin Steam Tram Motor 1A from the MAAS collection to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the transition from Steam Trams to Trolleybuses at Kogarah.

2017 marks 80 years since the opening of Kogarah – Sans Souci Trolleybus system. Let’s relive that day with the only surviving double deck Kogarah trolleybus on outside display, Rockdale tram LP 154 and a selection of ‘what might have been’ had electric trams replaced the steam trams at Kogarah. And on loan from MAAS Steam Tram 1A will be on display this Sunday 30th July.

Look who is coming to our Kogarah 80th Anniversary Event. Steam Tram Motor 1A from the MAAS/Powerhouse Museum collection will be on display at Loftus
Another St George connection! Our Kogarah 80th Anniversary Event will also feature Sydney LP Class 154. This tram spent many years shuttling between Brighton-le-Sands and Rockdale, where the tram line and Kogarah trolleybus wires just metres apart at their respective Rockdale termini between 1937 and 1949.
A steam tram motor turning out of Montgomery St and heading for Kogarah Station while a trolleybus waits to depart for Rockdale along Regent St.





Steam tram riders board the coupled set on arrival.
A coupled set of O class trams, Sydney’s most famous toastrack tram.

Take a step back in time at the
Sydney Tramway Museum, a great day out for the whole family. It is a unique attraction in the Sutherland Shire for over 50 years, located at Loftus right next to the railway station and entirely run by volunteers. Sydney’s Trams were an important part of everyday life for over 80 years until 1961. You can experience them at the museum which houses a wide selection of Sydney Trams, plus an interstate
collection of trams from Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Ballarat, and Bendigo, as well as trams from overseas including San Francisco, Nagasaki, Munich, Milan and Berlin.

R1_1979_disembkgMP_img-6041Jump on board and get your ticket from the conductor as you ‘Shoot Through Like A Bondi Tram’ along 4km’s of track towards Sutherland and the Royal National Park.


Then take time to check out the display hall full of some of our unique trams, including the oldest operating electric tram in Australia dating back to 1896.

Volunteers assist passengers to board former Brisbane Tram 548.

Grab a photo behind the controls or take a seat on board. A wide range of equipment and memorabilia from the former Sydney system is preserved here and can be inspected. Enjoy the large photographic display from locations all over Sydney where the trams once ran.IMG_1281edit

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Get your tickets from the conductor.

Grab a bite to eat at the Kiosk which serves hot and cold food, ice creams, tea and coffee, and a variety of drinks. Or pop into the Souvenir Shop and pick up a book or DVD to learn more about the trams.

The Museum is entirely run by volunteers and every dollar from your ticket sale goes towards keeping the museum operational. We pride ourselves on being a hands on experience so young and old can enjoy the trams.

Double Deck bus 2619 looks stunning just outside the workshop and is nearing completion.



Its more than just trams to. We also have a collection of vehicles which are in some way linked to the Tramways. These include Tower Wagons used to service the overhead trolley wire, an AEC Matador Recovery Vehicle which were used as the prime mover of the tramcar carrying trailer on which trams were transferred between various parts of the network, one of the last AEC double deck buses in Sydney representing the tramway replacement buses, and the sole surviving double deck trolley bus.

Sydney R1 tram 1979 sits along side the AEC Matador just outside the workshop.

If you really enjoy your day out why not join up and lend a hand.
Learn skills in all areas from Track and Infrastructure, to Workshop, to Conducting and Driving. Pick up a membership form from one of our helpful volunteers.


Join the team in the workshop restore trams to their former glory.
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An advertisement for conductors to join the Sydney Tramways. Why not join the museum and try your hand at a being a conductor.
Trams aren’t just for the boys, here’s one of our female conductors. We also have the first female tram driver in N.S.W. as a member of the museum.

Operating Days:

… Wednesdays .. 10 – 3 pm

… Sundays   … 10 – 5 pm


The Royal National Park

Trams operate to The Royal National Park on all our open days. The first tram operates at 10.15am, then hourly. (Wednesday last trip departs National Park at 2:30pm, Sunday at 4:30pm.)

Between these trips there are shorter rides towards Sutherland.


Adults $18

Concession $12

Children $10 (under 5 free)

Family tickets

Family tickets: 2 adults and 2 children, additional children are free.  And it’s just $46. Includes admission to Display Hall and unlimited rides on our trams.

Our Day Tickets are multi ride – good for the day … and they include admission to our Display Hall where you can see our oldest and most interesting trams.

Keep an eye on the website and facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SydneyTramwayMuseum/ for special events including our annual Vintage Tramway Festival on the last Sunday in February.


We are in need of more volunteers to help out, so if you really enjoy visit to the museum why not come back, become a member, and lend a hand. Volunteers are needed in all areas of the museum, from Traffic being conductor and driver to helping in the workshop, cleaning, and even admin.

Something a bit different for your wedding, why not get photos with our trams. The perfect backdrop for your special day. We can arrange a time for you and your wedding party to get those memorable shots with our vintage trams. Email us today to sort out a time and day.