Due to the COVID-19 restrictions

our Customer Service Centre at Town Hall is closed. We are still receiving and responding to requests and questions via phone and through online channels. Find out more about COVID-19 and what Council is doing in our COVID-19 services update.

Elster Creek Trail

Elster Creek Trail is an east-west lineal park with a shared path connecting Brighton East and McKinnon. It's one of the best walks in Glen Eira and is also popular with cyclists, who use it for recreation and commuting.


  • Dogs – on leash

  • Seating

  • Shared path

How is COVID-19 impacting our parks?

For the continued good health of our community and as a measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 we have:

  • turned off drinking fountains and barbecues
  • suspended bookings for our venues, parks or reserves until further notice.
Our playgrounds, outdoor gyms, skate park, netball courts, basketball hoops are now open and sportsgrounds are open to approved sports clubs. People should not gather in groups of more than 20, and stay 1.5 metres apart from others where possible.

Note: Playgrounds will now be included in Citywide’s Working for Victoria cleaning blitz which is funded by the State Government. Council will also undertake regular cleaning of all playground equipment and other high touch surfaces. We strongly encourage the community to still take their own precautions and practice safe hygiene. For further information on the cleaning blitz, visit Citywide's website.

Elster Creek Trail starts at Elwood Canal, which used to be an open creek. From there it continues east for 1.3 kilometres through Brighton, Gardenvale and Brighton East, before winding up at Allnutt Park, McKinnon.

Dog leash information

Elster Creek Trail is an on-leash area, which means you must keep your dog on-leash at all times.