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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


Welcome To Country and Community Planting

Start Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Start Date: May 26, 2024
Meeting Place: Kingsbury Bowls Club - Arch Gibson Reserve (walk to creek from car park) Dunne Street, Kingsbury
Join us for a fun filled planting morning at Darebin Creek at the Arch Gibson Reserve adjacent to the Kingsbury Bowls Club.
Darebin Parklands

FDP Park Care Day

Start Time: 1pm - 3pm
Start Date: May 19, 2024
Meeting Place: Next to the Ivanhoe Wetland on the Rockbeare Grove side of the Darebin Creek
Come along for a few hours of planting native grasses with the community to help build habitat for small woodland birds, followed by a cuppa. All welcome!
Citizen science

City Nature Challenge 2024 at Darebin Parklands

Start Time: 10am - midday
Start Date: April 26, 2024
Meeting Place: Darebin Parklands, meet at the end of Separation St, Alphington.

DCMC at two community festivals

Start Time: 10am to 4pm
Start Date: March 17, 2024
Meeting Place: See links for locations and further details