Issues of the Darebin Creek

Report an Issue

SNAP SEND SOLVE is a free app that allows you to take a photo of a local issue on your smartphone, it adds your GPS location, and the issue will be forwarded to the relevant authority. This includes councils, and other authorities, including water and electricity providers, supermarket chains and state government departments. Reportable issues include: abandoned vehicles, abandoned trolleys, animal related issues, dumped rubbish and litter, graffiti, noise, street cleaning, trees and water and sewer issues.

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Darebin Creek Pollution

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
1300 372 842 / 1300 EPA VIC (24 hours a day)

  • Ring the EPA on this number to report polluted water in the creek.
  • Best if you can report the location of the drain where the polluted water is coming from.
  • If you don't know its source, it is still worth reporting.
  • Photos, especially on your smartphone, can also assist the EPA.

If the problem is a burst water main, please call Yarra Valley Water on 132 762. Burst water mains usually bring a lot of fine sediment that has built up around the pipe into the creek, making it appear milky and opaque.

Dumped Rubbish

If rubbish has been dumped beyond the creek banks (alongside the creek) it is best to contact the relevant council. General numbers for councils in the Darebin Creek Catchment below.
If rubbish has been dumped in the creek or on the creek banks, contact Melbourne Water on 131 722. This could include vehicles, motorbikes and shopping trolleys
Shopping Trolley in creek

Darebin Creek Sweepers

If you see an area along the creek where there is a large amount of small litter items, you can suggest it as a site for the Darebin Creek Sweepers. They are a group of volunteers who do monthly creek clean-ups. Even better, join in yourself! Contact them via their facebook page

Citizen Science

DCMC is currently working on a number of citizen science opportunities for community members. These include waterbugs, platypus, weeds and birds. More information to come.