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Full Time Tram Driving Opportunities in 2022!

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Who are we?

Yarra Trams is proudly operated by Keolis Downer, the largest private multi-modal transport operator in Australia. In Victoria we operate the world’s largest operational tram network, with 250km of double track and complete over 200 million trips annually. We currently have over 1300 drivers (around 60% of our workforce) and are looking to expand our incredible team. Do you have what it takes to pilot one of Melbourne’s iconic trams? 

Why become a Tram Driver?

  • Exceptional Job security with a highly competitive salary and generous benefits. Many of our drivers have been with us for decades
  • Working for an iconic Melbourne brand that is loved worldwide – you’ll always have an interesting story to tell your friends
  • The opportunity to be connected to Melbourne’s tourist attractions and welcoming visitors from all over the world
  • Comprehensive training and continuous support from managers and colleagues. You’ll join a diverse and welcoming organisation that invests in its people.
  • 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?

  • An ability to multi-task whilst maintaining concentration over a period of time
  • A record of safe and defensive driving
  • Exceptional customer service, thinking of our passengers as part of your family
  • A positive outlook and an ability to cope with pressure


What do you need to become a tram driver?


  • You must have held a full driver's license (non-P’s) for a minimum of 2 year.
  • You must be medically fit to perform the functions of a Tram Driver. This includes basic mobility, hearing, and other health checks. 
  • You will need to successfully 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 instructor.
  • The ability to work shift work which may include:
    • 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 permitted to assist in meeting personal needs and preferences
    • Being rostered for shifts that have early starts or late finishes whilst working alone
    • Working weekends and public holidays (additional pay applies for some shifts)


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!


The selection process for this role will include pre-employment checks, including probity (police) and medical check.


Yarra Trams is committed to creating a workplace that builds respect, promotes diversity and encourages inclusiveness. Our key pillars of Gender Diversity, Age Diversity, Cultural Fluency & Inclusion and Marginalised Community Support form our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. We want our workforce to be representative of the communities we serve, and would encourage everyone to apply and make the positive career change they’ve been dreaming of!


COVID19 Vaccination Compliance

Please note: In line with the recent government Covid19 regulation changes, all permitted workers and return to office workers are required to be fully vaccinated unless they have a legitimate and lawful exemption. Evidence of your Covid19 digital vaccination certificate will be required unless an exemption applies. You will be provided with the relevant information and compliance dates, during the recruitment process.



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