Railway House – Ballaarat Room

Busselton Foreshore (Corner of Foreshore Parade and Jetty Way)

This versatile room will suit a variety of business and community requirements. The venue is located adjacent the Busselton Visitor Centre and can cater for larger group functions (approximate area of 201.584m2 with a capacity of 200 people).

The Ballaarat Room features large TV screen and shared use non-commercial kitchen with oven; microwave; large fridge/freezer; and tea/coffee making facilities.

Contact Bookings Officer:

Busselton Visitor Centre - Karen Harrison
Phone: 08 9752 5813
Email: Karen.Harrison@margaretriver.com 

RAILWAY HOUSE HISTORY

Railway House opened to the public in March 2017. This community building is located at the heart of the Busselton Foreshore.

Constructed by the City of Busselton, Railway House integrates the original old Busselton Railway Station, with an interpretive and function centre; the Busselton Visitor Centre and Administration Centre for the Busselton Jetty.

Built in 1984, Busselton Railway Station (originally located on Stanley Street) was used to transport timber to the Busselton Jetty for shipment across the state and overseas.  A passenger train also served the community until 1987.  The station is now home to the Busselton Visitor Centre.

Housed in the Ballaarat Room within Railway House is a fabulous exhibition which explores the region's rich timber heritage, including the Ballaarat Engine, the oldest surviving Australian-made locomotive.