Trams of Australia

Trams of special interest to visitors to Melbourne

City circle tram (free)

[Link to picture of City Circle tram] [5]
This tram has been specially created as a tourist service. It circles the central city (see the route map) and provides handy access to many places of interest.

Tramcar restaurant (not free)

[Link to picture of restaurant tram] [14]
Would you like to travel the streets of Melbourne in a historic W-class tram while you dine? Although this restaurant is not cheap, the experience is unique and it is very popular - bookings must be made well in advance. The restaurant started out with one tram, but has expanded to three now. More information and pictures are available (at a US-based site).
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
183 Bank Street
South Melbourne 3205
Phone: (03) 9696 4000
Facsimile: (03) 9696 3787
E-mail: or

Tram Tours

Discover the ease and fun of tram travel with a personal guide to three destinations beyond the city limits.

Half day tours. Small groups. Bookings essential.

Telephone (03) 9531 3114

(This text was taken from an advertisement in Discover Melbourne & Victoria, March '98, one of those glossy giveaway tourist booklets you can find wherever tourists go. Apparently the service has been operating since November 1997. I know nothing else about it.)

[14] Thanks to Andrew Cox and the Ballarat Vintage Tramway for this photo. Photo taken by Andrew Cox at South Melbourne Depot. Used by permission.