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Full Time Tram Driving Opportunities with Yarra Trams in 2024!

Ding! Ding! Trams are the heartbeat of Melbourne – come be part of our team on the largest and most iconic tram network in the world.

About being a Tram Driver

We are looking for people who are passionate about providing a service. Being a Tram Driver will provide you with exceptional job security with a highly competitive salary and generous benefits. Many of our drivers have been with us for decades. You will be working for an iconic Melbourne brand that is loved worldwide and you’ll always have an interesting story to tell your friends. You will have the opportunity to be connected to Melbourne’s tourist attractions and welcoming visitors from all over the world.


As part of our commitment to you Yarra Trams will provide you with comprehensive training and continuous support from managers and colleagues. You’ll join a diverse and welcoming organisation that invests in its people and provides career growth opportunities, and professional development. Many of our team leaders and depot managers started their careers at Yarra Trams as drivers.


What makes a good Tram Driver?

If you are passionate about providing a service and love your city you are already on the right track! Of course a commitment to safety and focus on zero harm is crucially important, this includes a proven record of safe driving on the road. You will be able to multi-task whilst maintaining concentration over a period of time. It's important you have a commitment to provide exceptional customer service, thinking of our passengers as part of your family. Lastly you will have a positive outlook and an ability to cope with pressure and be resilient.


What do you need to become a tram driver?


To be a Tram Driver you need to be prepared to be part of a workplace that is based on respect, promotes diversity and encourages inclusiveness. It's important that you are medically fit to perform the functions of a Tram Driver. This includes basic mobility, hearing, and other health checks. You will be provided with the support required to complete a comprehensive full time 6-10 week training program and a 6 month probation period. You will be paid during this training period and much of the training is ‘on-the-job’ driving trams on the network with an instructo


Being a Full Time Tram Driver means a commitment to shift work this includes:

  • Being available to work full time 40 hours per week (unless part-time driving is desired)
  • Being available to work a rotating roster that will cover Yarra Trams hours of operation.  Shift swaps are available to assist in meeting personal needs and preferences
  • Being rostered for shifts that have early starts or late finishes.
  • Working weekends and public holidays.


Our depot locations are:


  • Essendon
  • Brunswick
  • Preston
  • Kew
  • Camberwell
  • Malvern
  • Glenhuntly
  • Southbank


Is this you? If so, what are you waiting for? Apply now and complete our application form! If you’re the right fit you could start your training and be driving a tram in less time than you think!


Interested? Click Apply Now. Only completed online application forms will be accepted.


Click here If you are interested in Part Time Tram Driving opportunities

Why Yarra Trams?

Do you want to be a part of a workplace that is based on respect, promotes diversity, and encourages inclusiveness?
If you choose to work with us, you will be joining a team of passionate professionals dedicated to the delivery and improvement of Melbourne’s biggest icon! Additionally, you will receive:

  • A Free travel pass for Victoria’s Public Transport Network
  • Competitive salary and great conditions
  • Professional Development
  • Career growth opportunities
  • A commitment to your health and wellbeing including free flu vax, discounted gym membership, and access to our Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Paid Parental leave and paid superannuation for primary caregivers 


About Yarra Trams

Our passengers, community, people, and operations are the four foundational pillars of our organisation, which help us to continuously improve and deliver safer, better, and more efficient tram services across Melbourne.

As the proud operator of the world's largest tram network and integral part of Melbourne's transport network, Keolis Downer is committed to moving Melbourne forward by delivering solutions for better tram journeys.

We are dedicated to caring for each other, our passengers, and our communities. Yarra Trams is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity across our teams. In support of our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy, we encourage candidates with a disability, of all ages and people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander heritage to apply


Please note, our selection process will include pre-employment checks, including police check and pre-employment medical check. Yarra Trams employees are required to adhere to Yarra Trams Policies and Procedures such as, but not limited to, Health and Safety Policy, Equal Employment Opportunity & Workplace Bullying Policy, Drug and Alcohol Management Program Policy (including drug and alcohol testing programs. Additionally all workers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two doses) unless they have a legitimate and lawful exemption. Evidence of your COVID-19 digital vaccination or exemption certificate will be required. 


If you would like further details about an advertised role, or if you require an adjustment in the application process, or any other information in alternate formats please email or call 1800 800 007

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