We believe that working on our railway (as others have done for over 100 years!) is a huge privilege and we want to share the stories and experiences along the railway.

We are a diverse and enthusiastic team in a growing, award-winning business that is unique and extraordinary. Every day offers something new. You will meet people from all over the world as you play your part in sharing remarkable stories that amaze and inspire.

Would you like to work with us?

West Coast Wilderness Railway is looking for the right people all year round, though our main hiring period is from August to November each year.

With roles based in both Queenstown and Strahan, there is an opportunity for adventure as both locations are close to world heritage areas, multiple walking tracks, mountain bike trails and kayaking locations for you to explore.

Join a diverse team across a range of roles:

The variety of roles available with WCWR is broad and ranges from café staff, reservations and on board stewards to locomotive drivers and maintenance crews. To browse our available range of jobs, please see here.

To apply, please send your application including a cover letter specifying your desired role with a current resume to hr@wcwr.com.au.

About us

Located on the west coast of Tasmania, this unique heritage railway takes passengers through ancient rainforest and explores the incredible stories of the people that forged history in the area.

Building the railway in the late 1800s to transport copper from Queenstown to the now-forgotten port of Teepookana – and later, through to Strahan was achieved with a frontier spirit and intense determination, qualities we still look for in our team today.

The railway was built through ancient rainforest and unforgiving terrain, and disbelievers that said the line would slide into to the treacherous King River, but over a century later, the rail retains its working-class roots whilst providing visitors with a unique wilderness experience.

Today our passengers journey through time and a remote and ancient wilderness in comfortable carriages pulled by the rail’s original, heritage locomotives. Our onboard stewards tell the stories of the men, women and children that lived along the line, while the train stops at a series of remote stations, allowing passengers to take in the surrounding rainforest.

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