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Membership with Altona Miniature Railway is available to anyone who is interested in trains, scale model railroading, engineering, gardening or being involved in the local community. Altona Miniature Railway is a family friendly club that welcomes new members and their families.


How Can You Contribute?
The following are how you can be involved in Altona Miniature Railway;
  • Public Operations – including station attendant or
    ticket seller
  • Train Operations – including train driver or guard
  • Club Administration – including project planning
  • Rolling Stock – construction and repairs to passenger
    cars and engines
  • Track Management – construction and repairs to the 2km of track
  • Grounds maintenance – grass mowing, weeding, tree planting

Public Operations

We need people to help operate and man the station. This is a great introduction to our railway where you meet all your fellow members, as well as greet and assist the general public boarding and alighting from our trains. It is the place to liaise with the public, and where we seek to present our organisation in the best light.

10612830_926380464090032_4526742704431634546_nTrain Operations

We need people to help operated and run the trains. This would either be on a club owned train or on a private members train.

Driving a train is a responsible and a fulfilling experience that you attain after an easy but regulated training regime. Then there is the ultimate and challenging opportunity to train and be a steam loco driver which requires a different set of skills. Talk to one of our steam engine drivers anytime you are at the Railway, they love the challenge!

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Our trains comprise of models of steam, diesel and electric outline locomotives owned by the Railway and by private members.

You can help in the workshop, or with the running of the trains. Helping repair and maintain the Rollingstock helps the railway operate. You could perform vital work and make a real difference in this area.

10484045_741989239195823_6669306594079275325_nTrack Management

Building and maintaining the track and buildings helps the railway keep on working and operating. The Railway comprises of over 2km of track which is extending.

Our classifications of memberships are:

  • Associate Member
  • Junior Associate – (aged 10 – 18)
  • Student Membership – (full-time students)
  • Full Membership – (Must have served a minimum six-month associate member**)

All new members will be required to obtain a Working with Children’s Check.


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If you’d like to submit a membership enquiry you can fill out the form below or download a membership application form:

Click here to download a Membership Application Form
AME Membership Form

** Participation in at least three Meetings, Club Working Bee, and at least Club Open is needed to be considered for Full Membership.


Members Section

Click the following link that directs to the member section of our website containing documents, policies and training material.