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Every year Diamond Valley Railway runs continuously for twelve hours all the way from 11am to 11pm. All the proceeds from this event are donated to local charities. The donations will be made on the day.

The next annual Community Night Run will be held on Sunday 12th March 2023 from 11am-11pm

Please note that Nillumbik SES will be assisting with parking, please follow their directions upon entering and exiting the park. All tickets are $4 and can only be purchased on the night. Please follow the instructions of DVR and SES volunteers to ensure that your ride on the miniature trains is safe and enjoyable.

Carpark Vendor opening times:
Rotary Club of Eltham Sausage Sizzle - TBC
The Travelling Cafe Coffee Van - TBC
Remo Ice Cream Van - TBC

There are multiple BBQ's around the park but these are first come, first serve and are very popular. Otherwise we suggest bringing a picnic down and enjoying it in the beautiful Eltham Lower Park before going for an evening train ride.

Bolton Street food options (5 minute walk from the Railway):
Bolton Street Fish & Chips - Open Midday until 8pm
Al's Pizza - - Open 11am until 9pm
Chicken on Charcoal (Bolton Street) - Lunch and Dinner

There will be many other restaurants open within a short drive from Eltham Lower Park including Stix and Stones of Lower Plenty, The Main Cafe, Bar and Restaurant and Eltham Hotel.

Community Donations
Over the last two years we have donated proceeds to the following charities and community groups:

  • Wattle Glen CFA
  • Nillumbik SES
  • Kalparrin, Greensborough
  • Sensitive Santa, Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries
  • Community and Volunteers of Eltham
  • Nillumbik U3A
  • Eltham Men's Shed
  • Diamond Valley Learning Centre

More information about community donations can be found here

Time lapse of 2017's Community Night Run