Elle arrived at the Scarlet Bar and met up with Connor O'Neill (Patrick Harvey), Ned (Daniel O'Connor) and Stuart Parker (Blair McDonough), Toadfish Rebecchi (Ryan Moloney) and Serena Bishop (Lara Sacher). Elle didn't reveal her identity just yet. When the group reconvened to a hotel and made some mischief, Paul arrived on the scene and was shocked to see Elle.
Elle was thrilled at the prospect of staying with her father at Number 22, but was quickly disappointed when she found out his girlfriend, Izzy Hoyland (Natalie Bassingthwaighte), was lodging with them.
Elle and Izzy battled for a few weeks, during which Elle laced Izzy's food with drugs. The two later made an uneasy truce.
Some weeks later Elle, Izzy and Paul were involved in a large plane crash, along with several of their neighbours. They survived, but three members of the Bishop family went missing. David's (Kevin Harrington) body was recovered but Liljana (Marcella Russo) and Serena are presumed drowned.
Elle briefly dated Ned Parker until he admitted that he was in love with Izzy. In an attempt to get over Ned, a key moment for Elle was when she stripped completely naked in front of Ned's brother Stuart, only to be rejected by him because of his dedication to his hospitalised wife Sindi Watts (Marisa Warrington), despite him admitting later that he was tempted.
Elle was dating Dylan Timmins (Damien Bodie). Dylan's younger siblings, Janae (Eliza Taylor-Cotter) and Bree (Sianoa Smit-McPhee) told Elle that Dylan still loves his pregnant ex girlfriend Sky. Elle, scared that this was true, lied to Dylan telling him she had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. The word spread, and everyone on Ramsay Street knew that Elle was "dying". They even threw a party for her.
Elle admitted to her brother, Cameron (Adam Hunter), that she was lying, just before he died. After her brother's death, Elle told Dylan she had lied to him. Dylan didn't want anything more to do with her - and began dating Sky again. This did not last, however and they were soon back together again.
Elle had vengeful feelings towards Max Hoyland (Stephen Lovatt) (Max was inadvertently responsible for Cameron's death). She began playing tricks on him, such as putting cardboard in place of football tickets and stealing his car. After stealing his car, Elle found out that Max hired an investigator to try and catch Elle red-handed. She ran up to the car and screamed at the investigator eventually making him produce a fake report showing that Elle was at a day spa instead of stealing Max's car. After the fake report was produced Max committed himself to a hospital and had a mental breakdown, he left Erinsborough on a bus. Elle felt guilty and unsuccessfully tried to cheer up the Hoylands, after Loris Timmins (Kate Fitzpatrick) invested in Lassiter's Hotel, Dylan tried to be spiteful by ruining her future plans for Lassiter's, but this sent them back into each other's arms. Elle was tormented by Boyd Hoyland (Kyal Marsh) after he found out she was responsible for Max's mental breakdown.
When Paul married Lyn Scully (Janet Andrewartha) and shortly afterwards admitted to his bride that he cheated on her while they were engaged, Elle left Erinsborough to spend Christmas with her mother. When she returned the following year, she spotted Max in a shopping mall car park, with a woman and her children. She kept this information to herself for a short period, and she followed Max home one day. After talking to him, she made Max realise that it was wrong to walk out on his family like he did and he returned back to Ramsay Street for a couple of months.
When her father tricked many residents of Ramsay Street into thinking Dylan and Carmella Cammeniti (Natalie Blair) slept together, Elle split up with Dylan. She later discovered the ploy, and schemed with Oliver Barnes (David Hoflin) to take control of Lassiters, her fathers company. When they succeeded, Elle kicked Paul out of their home on Ramsay Street and forced him to move in with Ned Parker (Daniel O'Connor). However, Paul was later diagnosed with a brain tumour and Elle took him back in when he recovered, although he suffered amnesia from the surgery and could not remember much from the past twenty-or-so years (not even his children or many of his ex-wives).
Oliver and Elle got together. When Oliver went to search for his biological mother, she stated that his biological father was in fact Paul - making Oliver and Elle half-siblings. However, after a DNA test, it was revealed that Paul was not Oliver's father. Neverless the DNA test was organised by Elle which casts a little doubt over the findings. Elle then decided to seek out Oliver's biological father.
Later when Oliver discovered that his ex-girlfriend Carmella was pregnant with his child, Elle split up with him because she "knew how it would end", referring to back to when she tried to have a relationship with Dylan while Sky was pregnant with his child.
Elle quit her job as Lassiter's manager when Will Griggs (Christian Clark), the 51% shareholder of Lassiter's, demanded she fire Oliver or Paul. Instead, she resigned, giving 25% to Paul, and 24% to Oliver.
After attending the dance party with Riley Parker (Sweeney Young), Elle and Riley are trapped in the debris after the warehouse that the party is being held in collapses. They are eventually found by the SES team, and Elle is rushed to hospital.
When Elle got out of hospital she began have horrific flashbacks of the Dance Party Tragedy.
Elle refuses to believe she is suffering post traumatic stress disorder ever after experiencing two horrific panic attacks. Riley and Paul try to help her deal with her disorder but she pushes them away. Has Elle pushed Riley too far? Is there any chance at all for a relationship now?
Karl helped Elle fight her post traumatic stress and things were looking good for her and Riley. That is until new girl Heather Pryor came along. Heather and Riley instantly hit it off and are now dating which pushed Elle into the background.
After the mine collapse Elle came to see Riley at the hospital and apoligised for the way she treated him after the dance party roof collapse. She told him that whenever she saw his face it bought back the terrifying memories. Riley then asked her where that left them, Elle told him, in the same place... just good friends. Riley looked a bit upset but recovered and then she left.
Elle now is starting to fall for her ex, Oliver, who is living with them again.
Elle has discovered the her father Paul's recent affair with Kirsten Gannon (Nikola Dubois) and forced Kirsten to end it before Rebecca found out, and so she did.
Susan told Rebecca while she was wearing the wedding dress, and then after that Oliver and Declan found out and Oliver Broke up with Elle.
Later on Elle and Marco Silvani paired up in a joint business to run the cafe but when Marco died from the injuries he sustained during the bushfire in 2008, Carmella his wife, decided to take over his half of the business and so now Elle and Carmella are partners in the business.
Whilst reporting on Pete Ferguson with Susan Kinski, the pair are kidnapped and held hostage by Ferguson. Ferguson wanted Paul Robinson to print his article in the paper.
But Paul didn't resulting in Ferguson wanting Steve Parker instead of Elle and Susan Paul asked for infro on Matt Freeman.
Recently Elle has become Donna's legal guardian.