Reinventing trams

Victoria’s retired trams have transported millions of people and are an integral part of our rich heritage.

Many of them have been stored away since they were taken off the network, so in 2018 we ran an expression of interest process to find them new homes.

We received more than 1,500 applications for the 134 trams available - thank you to everyone who applied.

We have now contacted all successful applicants, and during 2019 we will begin to remove the trams from Newport so they can start their new lives.

You might soon see a refurbished tram being given a second life as a coffee shop, bar, classroom or community facility in your local neighbourhood.

One will also be made famous around the world by becoming part of the set of Australia’s longest running drama series, Neighbours.

If you’re interested in learning more about retired trams you can watch our videos, which tell eight different stories about the connections Victorians have with their trams.

If you need further information about tram ownership, please read our frequently asked questions below or contact us by emailing