The Geelong Steam Preservation Society (trading as The Bellarine Railway) is a not-for-profit and registered charity run by volunteers who maintain a collection of heritage locomotives.

Many people make donations to us and these are gratefully accepted, or you may choose to leave the railway a bequest in your Will.

Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and donors can choose to direct their donation to a particular area or project.


Current major projects are shown on this page, however other ongoing projects can also include:


  • Locomotive and carriage restoration


  • Track upgrades and sleeper renewal

Other ways to donate

EFT payments are available during business hours by calling 5258 2069
Please make cheques or money orders payable to the ‘Geelong Steam Preservation Society’ (GSPS) and post to PO Box 166 Queenscliff VIC 3225.

Tax-deductible receipts are available on request.

Make a Bequest in your Will

Those wishing to donate money to the Geelong Steam Preservation Society (The Bellarine Railway) in the form of a Bequest. We recommended including the clause below in the Wills of potential benefactors to us.

“I BEQUEATH to the Geelong Steam Preservation Society, ABN 72 004 819 130 (“the Association”) the sum of (AMOUNT IN WORDS) dollars (AMOUNT IN FIGURES) free of all duties, to be applied by the Association in pursuit of the purposes provided for in its Constitution and I DECLARE the receipt of the Secretary, Treasurer or other Proper Officer of the Association shall be complete discharge to my Trustees for any moneys paid to the Association”.

Restoration Project

G-33 Australian Standard Garratt (ASG)

The ASG is a significant part of our steam locomotive collection as it reunites all six remaining steam locomotives that were in use at the closure of the Fyansford Quarry Railway in 1966.

G-33 Fundraising and Progress

Get in touch 

Please let us know if you would like to know more about a particular project or locomotive restoration.