Victorian Goldfields Railway

Castlemaine and Maldon Railway Preservation Society

ACN 005 621 581   ABN 12 005 621 581

Membership Information

The Victorian Goldfields Railway was restored by, is operated and maintained by the Volunteers of the Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society.

Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society
(CMRPS)

Following closure of the Maldon Railway in December, 1976 an unincorporated body known as the Castlemaine & Maldon Railway Preservation Society was formed with the purpose of preserving, restoring and operating the line as a Tourist Railway capturing the steam era of the Victorian Branchline Railway. The Society was incorporated as a not-for-profit company in 1980.

The CMRPS has adopted the trading name 'Victorian Goldfields Railway" for the tourist train operation.

You can help

By becoming a Member you support the work of the Society through your annual subscription.
By becoming a Volunteer you will help keep the Railway operating and contribute to the preservation of our unique range of rollingstock and infrastructure.

What do you get by being a member?

  • Two return trips annually on any normally scheduled VGR trains.
  • The opportunity to take part in the restoration and preservation of a genuine Victorian Broad-Gauge Branchline.
  • The opportunity to actively participate in the operation of the Victorian Goldfields Railway. Members can obtain qualification as locomotive driver, firemen, guard, signalmen, station master, booking staff and many more positions vital to the operation of the Railway.
  • Members Newsletter - published monthly
  • Social and special events for members.

Membership Categories

Several Categories of Society Membership are available -

Individualfor individuals of and over 18 years of age. Annual Fee $75.00 incl. gst.
Associatefor individuals under 18 years. Subject to approval by the Board, Associate Membership is upgraded to Individual Membership on reaching 18 years of age. Annual Fee $25.00 incl. gst.
Family2 adults and upto 6 Children (under 18) residing with and under the care of the adults. Annual Fee $100.00 incl. gst.
Concessionis available to those persons holding a valid Pension, Health Care or Veterans Affairs Card. Annual Fee $60.00 incl. gst.
Sustainingmembership is available for individual persons and incorporated bodies. Annual Fee $250.00 incl. gst.
Sponsormembership available to a sole trader, partnership, company, trust or other entity that contributes an additional subscription or benefit to the Society as negotiated with the Board. The Board will also determine the rights or privileges offered to the Supporting Member.
Please visit the sponorship page or contact the Society office on 03 5470 6658 for more information.

Voting at General Meetings -

Each category of membership, except Associate, is entitled to one vote for each resolution put to general meetings.

Volunteers & Members Code of Conduct

The Volunteers & Members Code of Conduct seeks to promote and strengthen the good reputation of tourist railways and the VGR by establishing standards of performance and behaviour for VGR volunteers and members.
A copy of the Code of Conduct is available here: (PDF ~ 50 Kb)

Becoming a Member

Please print a Membership Application Form.
These forms are in PDF format, Adobe Reader may be downloaded free.

If you are renewing your membership please print a Membership Renewal Form.

and mail to -


C&MRPS Membership Officer,
P.O.Box 51,
Castlemaine Vic. 3450