COVID-19 update:

On Sunday 6 September 2020, the Premier announced Victoria’s COVID-19 roadmap to reopening. Many of the Stage 4 restrictions remain in place but there have been some slight changes. Find out more here.

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?

Our parks and open space remain open for exercise between the permitted times 5am to 9pm.

Exercise is now limited to two hours per day and no more than five kilometres from your home. Two people or a household can meet outdoors for a maximum of two hours for exercise or recreation outside your home, as long as neither of you travel more than five kilometres from your home. Always remember to wear a face covering and practise social distancing.

To find out how the Victorian Government Stay at Home Stage 4 restrictions has impacted our facilities visit our Parks and playgrounds — Stage 4 restrictions page​.


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.