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 Creek Stencil Workshop

Start Time: 10am-12:30pm
Start Date: February 27, 2021
Meeting Place: The Gleeson Centre, Darebin Parklands, CNR Smith and Separation Streets, Alphington

Southern Road Wetland Planting

Start Time: 10am - midday
Start Date: May 31, 2020
Meeting Place: Gona St/Liberty Parade entrance to the Darebin Creek Trail – turn right at first path intersection and head north for about 250m – follow the signs.
This event has been postponed due to Corona Virus Precaution Measures.

Join Banyule Bushcrew in planting out the wetland south of Southern Road in Heidelberg West. This will be continuing previous work to completely rehabilitate the wetland area. Please bring your sturdy boots and gloves, hats and weather-wise clothing. After the planting, stay around for a BBQ and guided walk.

Waterbugs Identification Training Day

Start Time: 10am - 3pm
Start Date: April 4, 2020
Meeting Place: Darebin Parklands Environment Centre, the green set of buildings on the right at the end of Separation St, Alphington.
This event has been postponed due to Corona Virus Precaution Measures.
Are you interested in citizen science and finding out what lives in our local creek and wetlands? If so, DCMC are running a Waterbugs Identification training day.