Explore Darebin Creek Parklands

The Darebin Creek is an important northern tributary of Melbourne’s Yarra River and has its headwaters located near Woodstock to the north of Melbourne. The creek flows predominantly south for approximately 50 kilometres through several municipalities, including the Cities of Whittlesea, Darebin, Banyule and Yarra, until it meets the Yarra River at Alphington.

The Darebin Creek Catchment drains an area of 129 square kilometres with approximately half of the catchment being rural. The remainder of the catchment consists of urban housing, general industry and commercial development. The lower reach of the creek also runs through a regionally significant section of urban parkland called the Darebin Parklands.

Darebin Creek Management Committee employee Rangers to maintain and manage this area which is very involved due to the history of the area. To find out more about the Darebin Parklands and its unique features, go to the Parklands section of this site.

What's On

Darebin Parklands - Park Care Day

Start Time: 1pm - 3pm
Start Date: May 22, 2022
Meeting Place: Zeroland, the open area above bluestone steps.
Come and get your hands dirty and make a difference in your park!

National Tree Day planting in Bundoora

Start Time: Midday - 4pm
Start Date: July 31, 2022
Meeting Place: Norris Bank Reserve, 128 McLean’s Road, Bundoora
Join City of Whittlesea, DCMC and the Reach 4 group of Friends of Darebin Creek for a National Tree Day planting event at Norris Bank Reserve in Bundoora.

Creek-side Planting in Reservoir

Start Time: 10AM - midday
Start Date: July 24, 2022
Meeting Place: Access creek via corner of Ayr and Gronn Streets in Reservoir. Follow the signs and look for bushcrew vehicles.
Help Friends of Darebin Creek increase creek-side habitat with a planting event along the creek near Gronn Street, Reservoir.

World Environment Day community planting

Start Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Start Date: June 5, 2022
Meeting Place: Kingsbury Bowls Club - Arch Gibson Reserve (walk to creek from car park) Dunne Street, Kingsbury
The Friends of Darebin Creek are holding a community planting and cultural connections event on World Environment Day - Sunday June 5.