Tram Heritage Day & Carbarn Tours

The fourth Sunday of the month in Autumn and Spring is Tram Heritage Day at Whiteman Park. On this day we throw open our Car Barn and workshops complex, and welcome visitors for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how an electric tramway operates.

Ride down to the Car Barn on restored Tram 66, Perth's last tram, or Fremantle tram 29. Other historic trams from Perth, Fremantle and Kalgoorlie are on display — see what they look like before our restorers get to work!

The tour includes

  • inspection of the workshop facilities and equipment used to maintain and restore electric trams;
  • current restoration activities;
  • a presentation on the tramway history of Western Australia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries;
  • historical photographs from the Society's collection.

Books and souvenirs are available for sale.

If you or a family member have any tramway memories or memorabilia to share on Tram Heritage Day, we would love to hear from you.

Date: Fourth Sunday of the month in Autumn [March, April, May] and Spring [September, October, November].
Time: 11 am to 3.30 pm.
Place: Tramway Workshops, Whiteman Park.
Cost: There is no charge for the Tour.
Contact: For further details contact Tony Kelly on 0448 821 200.

How to get there: Catch the tram from the Village or Village Junction. The tram extends to the Car Barn from the usual terminus at Mussel Pool. After a 30-minute guided tour, visitors can return on the following tram.

Please note: The Heritage Day or Tour may be cancelled at short notice due to technical or personnel issues. We do our best to avoid cancellations.

PETS Contacts:
Street Address:
Whiteman Park
Western Australia
Postal Address:
PO Box 257
Mount Lawley
Western Australia
Australia . . . 6929
0432 175 093
Tram-car Hire:
0448 821 200
Workshops (Tuesday/Wednesday):
(08) 9249 2777
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