Welcome to the Box Hill Miniature Railway, located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

Surrounded by wonderful parkland and with steam, diesel and even solar powered trains to ride, there’s something for everyone from the young to the young at heart.

Our railway is run entirely by our members who volunteer their time to operate, maintain and improve the railway.

Come along to our next Public Running Day and experience this wonderful miniature railway for yourself.

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Public Running Days

The Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway is open to the public on the third Sunday of every month (second Sunday in December). Enjoy a journey through picturesque parkland behind one of our locomotives.​


The railway is situated in beautiful Elgar Park in Mont Albert North, on the corner of Elgar and Belmore Roads in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. This is just minutes from the Eastern Freeway and close to public transport.

Private Bookings

Always wanted your own train? We offer private bookings of trains and our undercover picnic area for functions. Perfect for children’s parties or a unique event that your guests are sure to remember.

What Our Visitors Say...

Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway is a must-do for little (and big) train fans! It’s cheap, old-fashioned fun, with lots to amuse toddlers nearby so you can make it a half-day adventure.

Tot Hot or Not

The ticket staff and Rotary ride volunteers were so friendly and welcoming.  I noticed quite a few older riders so it’s not just for little kids! The whole experience was just great. Highly recommend!

Trip Advisor

Highly recommend this for a birthday party.  We had my sons 2nd birthday party here and everyone had a great time.  The volunteers that run the trains were very accommodating. We couldn’t be happier with the day.


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About us

Located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society is comprised of members who are brought together by their passion for model engineering and railways.

Bringing fun and enjoyment to all ages, the railway has been a part of the community for over 30 years.  Members volunteer their time to not only operate and maintain the railway for both public and private events, but also to assist in activities which benefit other community groups and organisations.

If you would like to know more about our Society and railway, why not come along to our next Public Running Day and speak to one of our friendly members.

Supporting Our Community

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Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society is an ACNC registered charity.  As such, it conducts special charity days in support of the Royal Children’s Hospital and Connect Outer East.  It also partners with Balwyn Rotary in numerous charity events.  In the past this has included Public Running Days in support of Drought and Bushfire Relief.

Our Supporters

Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society gratefully acknowledges our generous supporters who help keep our railway running.

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Rotary Club of Balwyn
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Bendigo Bank
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AWM Electrical
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Bunnings warehouse
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Col Smith
City of Whitehorse​