Would you like to work with us?


The West Coast Wilderness Railway employs personnel across numerous areas of the business, including Rail Operations, Maintenance, Customer Service, Food and Beverage and Administration.


Would you like to work in a diverse and enthusiastic team in a growing, award winning business that is unique and extraordinary?

You will join a team ranging from café staff and tour guides to locomotive drivers and maintenance crews, there’s a range of diverse roles to choose from.

Do you want to be challenged and meet new people?


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.

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

Vacancies are advertised in local and national media and online channels, as well as via our social media channels.

Check this page for the latest updates on employment opportunities with the West Coast Wilderness Railway.


Current vacancies

West Coast Wilderness Railway is looking for the right people all year round, though our main hiring period is in Sept-December each year.

With roles based in both Queenstown and Strahan, there is 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.

Which role is for you?

• On Train Commentary Guide

• On Train Food & Beverage Attendant

• Café Front of House (food & beverage attendant)

• Café Back of House (cook)

• Café Back of House (kitchen attendant)

• Café All Rounder (food & beverage / cook)

• Reservations & Ticketing Assistant

• Station Attendant / Cleaner

• Remote Station Attendant / Cleaner

• Infrastructure Maintenance / Track Crew

• Experienced trades people

• Locomotive crew

Send your application including a cover letter specifying your desired role with a current resume to hr@wcwr.com.au.



Cradle Mountain to Queenstown

110km | 1hr 30 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)

Devonport to Queenstown

181km | 2hrs 35 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)

Hobart to Queenstown

260km | 3hrs 40 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)

Launceston to Queenstown

296km | 3hrs 30 mins

(Queenstown to Strahan 41km | 45 mins)