Latest service changes
Animals, bikes, surfboards and prams
Using trams in Melbourne summer
Heating on trams in Melbourne winter
Using accessible stops
Making your accessible journey
For our new users
City Circle Tram
On-the-spot Penalty Fares
Driving with trams
Facts & figures
Trams in Melbourne
Customer Charter and codes
Social media at Yarra Trams
Working around Yarra Trams infrastructure
Melbourne Art Trams
The E-Class tram has arrived on Route 86
Tram travel in extreme weather
Filming and photography
Be part of a team of more than 2170 dedicated employees
in the Yarra Trams family that keep Melburnians on track, taking
them places on the world's largest tram network.
Before submitting an application, make sure tram driving is
right for you.
To be a tram driver, you must:
If you answered YES to all of the above, keep reading!
Joining Yarra Trams not only provides you with a secure job but
also makes you an iconic part of the Melbourne experience.
As a result, we receive many applicants for each tram driver
role and the process to select the best team is very comprehensive.
However, for successful candidates, the end result of a secure yet
flexible job on Melbourne's trams is a great reward.
The training program involves an intensive six-week training
course, based both in the classroom and on the road. You are fully
paid for the training you undertake.
The training is run by qualified depot trainers, operational
trainers and a number of external providers and involves:
Practical training is undertaken on both a tram simulator and on
the road under instruction from a trainer.
The training process involves regular assessments throughout the
training period and a number of task observations.
Depending on which depot you are assigned to as a trainee, you
may be required to attend additional training to cover a number of
tram classes that you will drive.