The Union for Train Drivers in Victoria

The Locomotive Division of the RTBU covers all Locomotive and Train Drivers in Victoria.

For all non drivers and information on Rail Operations and Infrastructure, including membership, please go to the Victorian Branch website

In 1861 – The first union of locomotive enginemen was formed when 20 drivers banded together to form the “Locomotive Engine Drivers Association of Victoria” , now the RTBU Locomotive Division in Victoria has almost 2000 members and counting!   read more.

PTC 1994 Book of Rules and Operating Procedures
Members now have access to the Book of Rules (Metro Specific Network) online via the member portal login.

If you would like to re-join- please click HERE and complete the online form. Further information will then be sent to your nominated email address.

If you need a Union Representative for a meeting- please contact the Union Office ASAP via phone or Email.

Please do not rely on your company to contact the Union.

Please ensure, if possible, you have the Date and Time of your meeting so a Union Representative can be scheduled to attend with you.

Representatives are being booked every day for Membership representations as well as other important matters such as EA meetings.

Scholarships are available to the children of Financial RTBU Locomotive Division members’ . Please click HERE to go to the Department of Education scholarships page and view the open scholarships.  For more information- please  go to Member Benefits  (log in to your Member Portal is required) to view detailed information) 

News Items

Watchdog says $521,000-a-year rail boss got kickbacks from $2.2m training rort Melbourne train delays: Metro trains delayed due to fault- 20/7/17Melbourne train delays compensation: Metro says: ‘Fill in a form’Melbourne commuters in for a tight train squeeze
The Age  19/7/17 – “A senior  V/Line manager … paid an annual salary of more than half a million dollars, …alleged by Victoria’s anti-corruption watchdog to have also profited from…training scam. “. read more here
20/7/17 – Herald Sun – “A CAR stuck on the Werribee railway line has caused headaches for commuters as the Hurstbridge and South Morang lines also experienced delays..”  read more


14/7/17 – Herald Sun – “METRO could be fined for a system glitch that paralysed Melbourne’s rail network and left tens of thousands of commuters stranded last night..”- read more here

3AW  29/5/17 – “Getting a seat on a Melbourne train is about to get a lot harder.” Read more here  or click here to directly watch Ross and John’s new Melbourne train test