Ballarat's Function Tram

cuthberts 939
large lounge

Cuthberts – Ballarat’s new air-conditioned function tram is ready for hire:

  • Suppers
  • Farewells
  • Promotional events
  • Birthday parties
  • Small private dinners / lunches
  • Wine and cheese tastings
  • Company events
  • A murder mystery event
  • Your ideas.
coffee & cake

Cuthberts can travel quietly along Wendouree Parade through the magnificent Botanic Gardens, alongside Lake Wendouree.  Or we can park the tram where-ever you wish.

We have modified the former Melbourne Colonial Tramcar Restaurant Tram No. 3 (Tram number 939) for private functions. You provide your own food / drinks, serving and wait staff, or you arrange with an accredited caterer for these. The Museum will provide a Driver and Attendant who will be able to assist you in successfully managing your event. There is great flexibility about operating hours and running options.

Large saloon with four booths that seat four people each and four two seat booths - seating 24 people.
Small saloon – club style – seating 10 people 

small lounge internal detail of cuthberts939

Kitchen / Bar Equipment

  • Coffee machine
  • Drinks fridge
  • Bar fridge
  • Small dishwasher
  • Crockery
  • Microwave / Convection Oven
  • Hand and dishwashing facilities

Example hire charges:

  • Example 1 – $240 for 2 hours for Tram crew only with catering by an accredited user (who needs to supply us with accreditation and public liability insurance documentation).  
  • Example 2 -  $280 for 2 hours plus our driver where you bring and serve your own food. 

Prices will be discussed and confirmed at the time of booking. A deposit of 50% is payable upon booking.  The booking is subject to our terms and conditions that covers food, food handling and the tram being left in clean condition and no damage upon completion of the hire.  These will be discussed with you at the time of the booking.

The tram is not fitted with toilets but there are two toilet blocks along our line.  Disabled access is currently not available. The tram is not suitable for children’s parties. We have alternatives for these types of events.

Enquiries to:   Please include contact details and we will arrange a convenient time to visit the tram and discuss options.


View our Cuthberts brochure and find out who the tram named after.

cuthberts metal sign

Airconditioning units covers: manufactured and donated by Ballarat Pressings.

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