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About the Darebin Creek Management Committee

Our Vision

The Darebin is a healthy and natural creek supporting thriving communities of plants and animals. A place where the connections of people and nature are appreciated and deepened. Darebin Creek brings communities together as a place of discovery, recreation, restoration and celebration.

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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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Visit from Tanya Plibersek

DCMC recently hosted a visit by Federal Member Ged Kearney and Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek at the Darebin Parklands to confirm Urban Rivers and ...
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Volunteer Week

Thanks to all of our hard working volunteers!
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Funding Announcement Celebration

On Saturday 17 December, Ged Kearney, Kate Thwaites and several local MPs and councillors met with DCMC and MCMC staff members, and Friends of Darebin ...
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Our Mission

Darebin Creek Management Committee is the custodian of this Vision. We work with communities, Governments and other landholders to achieve this vision through:

Our History

The Darebin Creek Management Committee Inc. (DCMC) was formed in 2001 by amalgamating the Darebin Creek Co-ordinating Committee and the Darebin Parklands Committee of Management. These two Committees have been operating since their inception in 1984 and 1973 respectively. The Committee share a common interest in improving the Darebin Creek and adjoining open space.

The DCMC consists of seven member organisations: the local government areas Darebin Creek flows through, being Banyule, Darebin, Whittlesea and Yarra, La Trobe University, and the community organisations Friends of Darebin Creek and the Darebin Parklands Association.

The Committee has made many achievements in retaining open space and protecting the natural environment along the Darebin Creek Valley.