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

Thomastown East Bird Survey

Start Time: 8am - 9.30am
Start Date: October 23, 2022
Meeting Place: Meet at the end of Lira Court Thomastown (Mun Reserve), near the wetland.
Darebin Creek

Heidelberg West Bird Survey

Start Time: 8am - 9.30am
Start Date: October 16, 2022
Meeting Place: Cnr Crissane and Sheehan Roads, Heidelberg West
Darebin Parklands

DPA wildflower planting

Start Time: 1pm to 3pm
Start Date: August 14, 2022
Meeting Place: Darebin Parklands, at the south side of Mount Puffalo (near the large egg).

Habitat Conservation and Management Course

Start Time: August 10th 6:30pm - November 23rd 9:30pm
Start Date: August 10, 2022
Meeting Place: Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary, La Trobe Ave, Bundoora VIC 3083

DPA 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!
Friends of Darebin Creek

National Tree Day Event 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.