Volunteering - Boiler attendant (small locomotive)

Role description - must hold a Boiler  Basic (BB) or Boiler Advanced (BA) Boiler certificate/qualification. Persons with steam train firing/driving experience is desirable, but in-house training will be provided. Once qualified this person would be driving the miniature steam trains at the National Railway Museum and at the Semaphore and Fort Glanville Tourist Railway. Opportunity exists for firing/driving our larger narrow gauge steam locomotive if desired but must have a current Rail Safety Medical.

Location: National Railway Museum, 76 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide

Boiler attendant as a Steam Locomotive Driver – small trains (amusement device)

Requirements – boiler attendant

Position is compliant for Centrelink commitment

Days & times: Mainly weekends, some weekdays - 8am to 6pm

National Police Check - NRM can arrange free of charge.

Working With Children Check - NRM can arrange free of charge.

Declaration of existing medical conditions is requested.

Public transport - Close access by bus & rail.

Street parking, and car park next to Museum but not owned by Museum - cannot guarantee spots. All day parking, 4 hour and 2 hour parking available in this park.

Wheelchair compatible task? - No

Please note interviews are held Monday to Friday.

Appointments - Phone 8341 1690.

Contact - Gabrielle Sexton


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76 Lipson Street
Port Adelaide
South Australia  5015
Open Daily / 10am – 4:30pm





5-15 yrs & with an adult


2 adults & up to 3 children


  • Prices may vary for special events
  • EFTPOS is preferred payment method
  • Open from 12pm on ANZAC Day
  • Closed Christmas Day

Phone: 8341 1690

The National Railway Museum acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country. We aim to respect the cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.

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