Learn About the Darebin Creek

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.

Education Resources

Discover the wildlife and plants of the the Darebin Parklands and Catchment.

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Heidelberg West Bird Survey

Heidelberg West Bird Survey

Ever wondered what that bird was you saw or heard as you rambled along the Darebin Creek? This is the…
DPA wildflower planting

DPA wildflower planting

Our final Park Care Day for 2022 is on Sunday 14 August.Help us plant some wildflowers at the south side of…

Habitat Conservation and Management Course

For 40 years, the Habitat Conservation and Management Course (HCMC) has been informing, inspiring and connecting Melbourne’s conservation and land…

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Habitat Conservation & Management Course

For 40 years, the Habitat Conservation and Management Course (HCMC) has been informing, inspiring and connecting Melbourne’s conservation and land management community. After two years of disruption HCMC is ready to go in 2022.

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Crossing works in Darebin Parklands

Melbourne Water is undertaking works to improve the “Stepping Stones” crossing at the Darebin Parklands. The rockworks will include construction of a “fish ladder” which …

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Nangak Tamboree

Nangak Tamboree is a collaborative project restoring 10 hectares of riparian Grassy Red Gum Woodland on the Darebin Creek through Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Narrap unit cultural practice including burning.

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Alphington Link

VicRoads are seeking community feedback in the development and delivery of the Alphington Link. The project is aiming to better connect the local Alphington community …

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Cultural burning brings back threatened species

The critically endangered Matted Flax-lily (Dianella amoena) has recently resurfaced along Darebin Creek following the re-introduction of cultural burning

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Darebin Creek Weed Watch

Invasive weeds are one of the greatest threats to the ecological health of the Darebin Creek Valley. A project partnership between Friends of Darebin Creek, …

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