Welcome to the Canberra Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Inc.
We provide train rides for the public on the SECOND and LAST Sunday of each month (not the last Sunday in December) from 10am to 2:30pm plus special night events under lights in the warmer months. Our night events have now been announced and include special Halloween, Christmas and Easter events. Click on the tickets link below to see the dates.
Tickets for our rides can be bought here. Gift certificates are also available. These provide entry to the site and unlimited rides for a date of your choice and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. A great gift idea for your children, grandchildren, friends, visitors from interstate or even Mum & Dad! Click here to purchase gift certificates.
Why not hold your next party at the trains?
You get a reserved place in our party area, use of a BBQ, and one unlimited ride ticket, all for just 30 bucks. Cheapest party venue in town! To make a party booking or to ask about exclusive use for private functions, call 1300 731 954 or email
Regular day run pricing
Rides on regular day runs cost $15 per person for unlimited rides when purchased at TryBooking (plus their 88c booking fee) or $18 when purchased at the gate (unless sold out beforehand). Single ride tickets can be purchased at the gate for $4 per person per ride. Children 2 years of age and under ride free when accompanied by a paying adult. Free entry, so there is no charge if not riding the trains.
Special Event Pricing
Entry and unlimited rides cost $15 per person for special events, including twilight/night runs, when purchased at TryBooking (plus their 88c booking fee) or $18 if purchased at the gate (unless sold out beforehand). No single ride tickets are available for special events. Children 2 years of age and under enter and ride free when accompanied by a paying adult. Entry to the site is included with each ticket. Every person must have a ticket to enter the site (tickets for children aged 2 and under are free but they must still have one).
For safety reasons, children four years old and under cannot ride alone and must be accompanied by a responsible person.
Guests must wear enclosed footwear.
EFTPOS facilities are available.
Our “Dining Car” is open every running day with a variety of yummy hot and cold food and drinks.
For inquiries concerning Society activities and general operations, please e-mail or call 1300 731 954.
How to find us
The easiest way to find us is to punch “Canberra Miniature Railway” into Google Maps and let it navigate you right to our gate but if you’re from the past, look up Jerrabomberra Avenue in your street directory or map and drive to the southern end of it, crossing over Hindmarsh Drive and going through the big gates.
The Canberra Society of Model & Experimental Engineers is an association incorporated in the ACT, ABN 60 880 107 328. It’s a non-profit organisation that operates the Canberra Miniature Railway as a service to the community. The Society is a member of the Australian Association of Live Steamers (AALS). All surplus monies are used to build, maintain and improve the facilities and rolling stock (trains).