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Fast Facts

  • The Darebin Creek Catchment is 125 square kilometres, this is the area of land that drains to the Darebin Creek.
  • The Darebin Creek is approximately 50 kilometres long.
  • The Darebin Creek begins its journey in Wollert and meets the Yarra River in Alphington.
  • The Wurunderi People are the traditional custodians of the waters and land that the Darebin Creek flows through.
  • The Darebin Creek flows through four Council areas; Whittlesea, Darebin, Banyule and Yarra, and part of LaTrobe University.
  • The Darebin Creek has a number of rare or threatened species including the Growling Grass Frog, Matted Flax Lily and Striped Legless Lizard.
  • There are eight species of frogs living along the Darebin Creek for more information go to our Frog Fact Sheet.
  • Echidna’s have been sighted along the creek in recent years and a platypus was sighted along the creek in early 2017!
  • Some of the impacts to the creek include development, industry, litter, illegal dumping, weeds and changes to flows leading to flooding.
  • There are a number of major parks along the Darebin Creek including Norris Bank Reserve, Bundoora Park, Darebin Parklands and Quarry Hills Park.
  • The Darebin Parklands located in Alphington and Ivanhoe is 27 hectares.
  • The Darebin Parklands was a former market garden, quarry and rubbish tip before it became a park.
  • In the 1960’s there was a railway proposed to go through the Parklands and along the creek corridor to Northcote.