April 15, 2024


Visitors to the Hepburn Shire can now step back in time and enjoy a vintage railway experience at Bullarto Station thanks to a redevelopment backed by the Allan Labor Government.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas represented the Minister for Regional Development Gayle Tierney today and joined community members, volunteers and local representatives to officially open the station.

Backed by $500,000 through the Regional Development portfolio, the works have created a replica of Bullarto Station as it appeared in the 1930s complete with historical exhibits.

Families, train lovers and history buffs can get a taste of rural life in the 1930s, learn about the history of Victorian Railways over the last 140 years and enjoy the restored platform and surrounding gardens.

From there, passengers can board one of the vintage trains operated by volunteers from Daylesford Spa Country Railway (DSCR) and enjoy the picturesque sights of Wombat State Forest as the journey to Daylesford.

The redevelopment is set to draw even more people to experience the magic at Bullarto Station which will support DSCR to expand its volunteer base and services.

The opening of the station marks the completion of Stage Two of the Bullarto Station Tourist Precinct project which is designed to strengthen one of Hepburn Shire’s most unique tourist attractions.

Stage One works created ancillary buildings, including the Van Goods Shed, which has become a popular weddings and events venue

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