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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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Welcome To Country and Community Planting

Welcome To Country and Community Planting

Join us for a fun filled planting morning at Darebin Creek at the Arch Gibson Reserve adjacent to the Kingsbury…
FDP Park Care Day

FDP Park Care Day

Come along for a few hours of planting native grasses with the community to help build habitat for small woodland…
City Nature Challenge 2024 at Darebin Parklands

City Nature Challenge 2024 at Darebin Parklands

The City Nature Challenge is back! For the third year running, Darebin is teaming up with over 25 Councils and…

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Habitat Conservation & Management Course

For over 40 years, the Habitat Conservation and Management Course (HCMC) has been informing, inspiring and connecting Melbourne’s conservation and land management community.
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Update: Crossing Stones path works complete!

Works on the pathway on the eastern side of the crossing stones at the Darebin Parklands are now completed. Thanks for your patience while the ...
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Turtles are on the move!

It’s breeding season (Nov-Feb) and there are lots of turtles that live in Darebin Parklands.
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Darebin Creek Walking Maps

Click links below for walking maps along the Darebin Creek, produced by Victoria Walks. Get out there and enjoy your local creek!
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ACF doco on Parklands Nestbox Program

The Australian Conservation Foundation recently produced a short documentary on the Darebin Parklands nestbox program, featuring Rangers Pete and Kim, discussing which local natives call ...
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Friends of Darebin Parklands 50th Anniversary

On Sunday 30th April the Friends of Darebin Parklands celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a well-attended event.
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