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Serviceton Railway Station

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Published February 12th 2022
Once the official demarcation point for SA and Victoria
Serviceton Railway Station

Erected on "disputed territory", Serviceton Railway Station was the official demarcation point of the South Australian and Victorian railway systems until 1986. Its role as a changeover station enabled railway employees to work within their own states. There were as many as fifteen rooms upstairs and on the platform level.

serviceton railway station

I was rather impressed with the kitchen area which served as the hub for the station's refreshment room. Its pantry was huge and there was a sitting room for the manager and kitchen staff as well. Meals were prepared here for countless travellers and employees.

A staircase led us to the only upstairs bedroom and bathroom. This area was allocated to the manager and his family who permanently resided at the station. Other rooms such as the customs office, booking and parcels office, dining room, refreshment room and closets can be found on the platform level.

station bedroom

This grand old three-level building still stands today and you are welcome to inspect it for yourself. Although unmanned, the station is operated by volunteers who'll give guided tours. Please contact Les on 03 5393 1448 or Angela on 0418 142 915 if you're interested.

booking and parcels office

Getting to the station is simple. From Melbourne, head far west on the Western Highway and turn left onto Serviceton N Road approximately 25 kilometres after the township of Kaniva. Continue driving for another three or so kilometres and you'll be at this valuable living museum.

serviceton railway station

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Why? Once the official demarcation point for SA and Victoria
When: By appointment
Where: Serviceton
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