Brimbank Park


Brimbank Park

Brimbank Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Wurundjeri Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Wurundjeri Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country. 
The Brimbank Park playscape is a haven for creative play. Children and their families will be inspired to connect with nature as they play. The playscape is designed for children of all abilities to play, explore and socialise in the outdoors. Brimbank Park is also part of Parks Victoria's Autism Friendly Visits initiative. Visit the link to learn more about the social script resources that have been developed to show children what they may see and experience during a visit to the park. 

There are several picnic areas in Brimbank Park. Gas barbecues, shelters and picnic tables are available free of charge. If picnics aren't your style, stop by Lumbar & Co for your caffeine fix, a sweet treat or a delicious healthy lunch.  

Walk or cycle along the extensive network of trails. Take a long stroll around the park to observe its expansive size and incredible views. With over 10km of tracks in Brimbank Park and the Maribyrnong River Trail, you're bound to find a walk that's right for you.  

Those looking for a bit of a challenge will find the Maribyrnong River Trail. This 25km trail is truly breathtaking. The tree-lined river path meanders along the Maribyrnong River all the way to Footscray. 

In parts of the park, native grasslands sweep across open plains, down through rocky outcrop escarpments to majestic River Red Gums lining the Maribyrnong River. These natural areas are home to a host of local wildlife. 

See if you can spot birds including parrots, galahs, large wetland birds and birds of prey. Brushtail and ringtail possums live in the large River Red Gums. Wallabies and bats are known to frequent the area, as well as different species of reptiles. 

Things To Do

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Walking in Brimbank Park

With over 10km of tracks in Brimbank Park and the Maribyrnong River Trail, you are sure to find a path right for you. Most of the paths through Brimbank Park are sealed and allow for shared access and disabled visitors.

Brimbank Park Playscape

The Brimbank Park Playscape is a haven for creative play that will inspire children and families to connect with nature. The playscape has been designed specifically to create opportunities for children of all abilities, including those in wheelchairs, to have fun in the park, explore and socialise in the outdoors.
A mother, father and two primary-aged children sit outside with coffees at Brimbank Park

Café and picnic spots

The café at the visitor centre is open during park hours each day, with both indoor and outdoor eating areas. The café’s furnished room can also be hired for events. There are also several picnic areas in the park. Gas barbecues, shelters and picnic tables are available free of charge with no bookings required.

Brimbank Park

This area has an abundance of wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Crimson Rosella
Wedge-tailed eagles

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

Find a Licensed Tour Operator

How to get there

Brimbank Park

Brimbank Park is approximately 15kms north‐west of Melbourne CBD in Keilor East. Vehicle access is from Keilor Park Drive which is off the Western Ring Road.

Need to know

Brimbank Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Car parks B and C are temporarily closed

    Car parks B and C are temporarily closed due to significant water leakage.

  • Picnic Area (Car Park A) Cafe

    Temporary closure of Visitor Centre Playscape asset

    The eagles nest playscape asset at the visitor centre brimbank park will be temporary closed due to ongoing maintenance from the 04/06/2024. 

  • Main Regional Trail

    Maribyrnong River Trail partial closure

    The Maribyrnong River Trail is closed from ‘Carpark C’ in Brimbank Park to Canning Street, Avondale Heights. There is no access between these points for safety reasons.

    Flood damage has impacted trails, culverts and fences in various sections; these hazardous impacts and debris now need to be removed and rectified to ensure continued safe access for the community.

    Planning is underway to repair the trail and works are expected to start in mid-late 2024, subject to environmental and on-ground conditions.

  • Picnic Area (Car Park B) (Brimbank Park)

    Car Parks B and C closed

    Car parks B and C are temporarily closed due to significant water leakage.

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