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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CANCELLED: Heidelberg West Bird Survey

CANCELLED: Heidelberg West Bird Survey

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 lockdown, the Heidelberg West Bird Survey 2021 has been cancelled. We are planning on running bird…

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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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Habitat Conservation & Management Course

UPDATE: Due to ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19 lockdowns, Habitat Conservation and Management Course 2021 has been cancelled. We intend to run the course again in …

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Darebin Wildlife Warriors

The Darebin Wildlife Warriors program is an environmental and nature play program being run by the Friends of Darebin Creek (FoDC) in Thornbury. The program …

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Darebin Creek on the Big Screen

A 15 second video about keeping litter out of the Darebin Creek recently ran for two weeks at Northland Shopping Centre. The video was produced …

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“Mother of the Park” Sue Course receives OAM

Sue Course “Mother of the Park” has received an Order of Australia Medal in the Australia Day round of awards – for services to conservation, …

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Caring for Darebin Creek

This video was produced as part of a Litter Source Reduction joint project, involving Friends of Darebin Creek, Darebin Creek Sweepers, Darebin Creek Management Committee, …

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