I have been trying to get into the depot for over 12 months. Each time I see someone upload photos on Flickr, I would drive over but alas the giant gates were always padlocked. Signs of a new padlock or chains meant that someone had indeed broken in.
This time it was serendipity, I was just driving pass after an unsuccessful attempt at shooting dragonflies and decided, for no reason, to check if the depot was accessible. Could not believe my eyes, the gates were slightly ajar and no freaking padlock.
A bunch of teenage boys and girls came in and started wandering around the depot. It was okay at first but then they started smashing anything they got their hands on. Thank god they only have short attention span and left after about 30 minutes.
Rachael Muller has a wonderful guide on the tram depot, click here for more information and check out Brent Pearson’s amazing videos.
Inside the Trams
Graffiti - Art
Rozelle Tram Depot is a large tram depot in Glebe that has stood effectively empty since the 1960s.
It is currently owned by the Harold Park Raceway, who would like to develop it into flats. As the site is heritage listed and sits in the middle of parkland, a stalemate has ensued.
There are also about half a dozen old trams in it that were until recently in near perfect condition (having been sourced for a proposed heritage tram route in the Rocks that was later abandoned). They have since been heavily vandalised.