|Dandenong (Narra Narrawong, Dandinnong)|
|Name origin: Aboriginal Bunwurrung: "high" or "lofty"|
|Regions||South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), Greater Melbourne|
|Local government area||City of Monash|
|Part of||Port Phillip catchment|
|- left||Corhanwarrabul Creek, Blind Creek, Old Joes Creek, Dobsons Creek|
|- right||Mordialloc Creek, Mile Creek, Heatherdale Creek, Bungalook Creek, Little Bungalook Creek|
|Primary source||Dandenong Ranges|
|Secondary source||Bungalook Creek|
|- location||near Heathmont|
|- elevation||556 m (1,824 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Eumemmerring Creek to form the Patterson River|
|- location||southwest of Bangholme|
|- elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|Length||53 km (33 mi)|
The Dandenong Creek (Aboriginal Bunwurrung: Narra Narrawong or Dandinnong) is an urban creek of the Port Phillip catchment, located in the eastern and south-eastern Greater Melbourne region of the Australian state of Victoria.
Location and features
Dandenong Creek has its headwaters in the Dandenong Ranges near Olinda, within the Dandenong Ranges National Park and is sourced by downstream flows from the Bungalook Creek. The creek flows generally south by southwest, joined by the Corhanwarrabul Creek, before reaching its confluence with the Eumemmerring Creek to form the man-made Patterson River southwest of Bangholme. The creek descends approximately 550 metres (1,800 ft) over its course of 53 kilometres (33 mi).
The health of the creek in these urban areas ranges from moderate to very poor and has been the focus of a number of clean-up campaigns in recent years.
A bike path known as the Dandenong Creek Trail runs alongside for a significant distance. It also has an industrial wastewater course joining onto it in Bayswater known as Old Joe's Creek, where a bad smell occurs.
The traditional custodians of the land surrounding what is now known as the Dandenong Creek were the indigenous Bunurong people of the Kulin nation who referred to the creek as Narra Narrawong; while others gave the creek the name Dandenong, sometimes spelled as Dand-y-non or Tanjenong by early settlers, believed to mean "high" or "lofty".
The list below notes current bridges that cross over the Dandenong Creek. Some are road and rail bridges, whilst others are pedestrian and equestrian crossings.
Patterson River to Dandenong Valley Parklands
|Old Perry Road||Bangholme||Ruins of old Perry Road bridge over Dandenong Creek|
|Perry Road||Perry Road|
|Greens Road||Greens Road|
|Dandenong Bypass||2008||Dandenong Bypass|
|EastLink Trail||2008||Dandenong||EastLink Trail|
|Hammond Road||Hammond Road|
|Gippsland Railway bridge||Bridge carrying the Gippsland line over the creek|
|Lonsdale Street pedestrian bridge||Footbridge over the creek along Lonsdale Street|
|Lonsdale Street||The crossing of the Princes Highway, locally named Lonsdale Street.|
|Dandenong Creek Trail||Dandenong Creek Trail|
|Dandenong Park footbridge|
|McCrae Street||McCrae Street|
|Dandenong Workers Social Club footbridge||Footbridge between the Dandenong Workers Social Club and their golf course.|
|Kidds Road||Kidds Road|
|Heatherton Road||Dandenong North||Heatherton Road|
|Monash Freeway||Monash Freeway|
|Brady Road||Brady Road|
|Stud Road||Stud Road|
|Police Road Retarding Basin||Mulgrave||There is a path along the basin wall, enabling pedestrian crossing of the creek.|
|Wellington Road||Rowville||Wellington Road|
Dandenong Valley Parklands
|Dandenong Valley wetland trail||2010||Scoresby||Shared path over the creek.|
|Ferntree Gully Road||Ferntree Gully Road|
|EastLink Trail||2008||EastLink Trail|
|Dandenong Creek trail||Dandenong Creek Trail|
|Patterson's Bridge||Wantirna South||Dandenong Creek Trail.|
|High Street Road footbridge||Footbridge linking Napier Park with Nortons Park.|
|High Street Road||High Street Road|
|Burwood Highway||Vermont South||Burwood Highway|
|Dandenong Creek Trail||Dandenong Creek Trail|
Dandenong Valley Parklands to Mount Dandenong
|Boronia Road||Vermont||Boronia Road|
|EastLink Trail||Section of the EastLink Trail linking Winton Wetlands with Campbells Croft Reserve.|
|Wantirna Road||Wantirna Road|
|Marlborough Road footbridge||Heathmont||Footbridge at the end of Marlborough Road.|
|H.E. Parker Reserve footbridge||Footbridge connecting the Dandenong Creek Trail with H.E. Parker Reserve.|
|Belgrave Railway Line||Bayswater North||Belgrave Railway Line|
|Tarralla Creek Trail||Tarralla Creek Trail|
|Bayswater Road||Bayswater Road|
|Dorset Road||Dorset Road|
|Colchester Road||Kilsyth South||Colchester Road|
|Liverpool Road Retarding Basin wall||Boronia||Path along basin wall provides crossing over the creek.|
|Liverpool Road Retarding Basin footbridge||Footbridge inside the retarding basin provides crossing over the creek.|
|Liverpool Road||The Basin||Liverpool Road|
|Dobson Lane||Dobson Lane|
|Pavitt Lane||Kilsyth||Pavitt Lane|
|Sheffield Road||Sheffield Road|
|Edgar Track||Mount Dandenong||Edgar Track|
|Doongalla Forest access road||Doongalla Forest access road.|
|Dandenong Creek Track||Olinda||Dandenong Creek Track|
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