Friends Of Darebin Creek

The Friends of Darebin Creek are a group of enthusiastic locals who want to look after the creek and its surrounding bushland. Friends activities are seasonal in nature – typically planting native trees and groundcover, removing weeds, rubbish cleanups, and wildflower walks. We have also been involved in bird surveys, nestbox building and attending local festivals. Events are run by council bush crews from Banyule, Darebin and Whittlesea, and there is usually a cuppa and snack at the end.

Friends of Darebin Creek

The Friends of Darebin Creek are a group of enthusiastic locals who want to look after the creek and its surrounding bushland. Friends activities are seasonal in nature – typically planting native trees and groundcover, removing weeds, rubbish cleanups, and wildflower walks. We have also been involved in bird surveys, nestbox building and attending local festivals. Events are run by council bush crews from Banyule, Darebin and Whittlesea, and there is usually a cuppa and snack at the end.

Events are usually on the last Sunday of each month, but there can be mid-month events.  You can find out how to become a financial member on the website, but you don’t have to be a member to attend events.

Friends have quarterly planning meetings at the Darebin Parklands often featuring a guest speaker.

Attending Friends events and meetings is a great way to meet locals who want to conserve the local environment. Friends always welcomes anyone who wishes to contribute to the activities of the group.

What we do?

Friends of Darebin Creek Events

World Environment Day community planting
Start Date: June 5, 2022
Start Time: 10 am to 2 pm
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.
Creek-side Planting in Reservoir
Start Date: July 24, 2022
Start Time: 10AM - midday
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.
National Tree Day planting in Bundoora
Start Date: July 31, 2022
Start Time: Midday - 4pm
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.
Darebin Parklands - Park Care Day
Start Date: May 22, 2022
Start Time: 1pm - 3pm
Meeting Place: Zeroland, the open area above bluestone steps.
Come and get your hands dirty and make a difference in your park!