The Chifley Home and Education Centre will re-open from 2nd July 2022


Explore the history of rail in Bathurst

We have developed useful resources for you to explore the history of rail and the people of the railway in Bathurst.

Bathurst Rail Museum Layout

How to Move a Train Carriage


Ben Chifley
From Train Driver to Prime Minister

Joseph Benedict Chifley, known to friends and public as Ben or Chif, was born in Bathurst on 22 September 1885.

Who was Ben Chifley?

Read More about Ben and Elizabeth

Ben Chifley Quiz