About

Darebin Creek is one of the major northern tributaries of the Yarra River. The creek winds its way through many of Melbourne’s northern suburbs. From its source in the city’s rural fringe, its journey finally meets the Yarra in Ivanhoe and Alphington.

The Darebin Creek and adjacent parklands still retain much of its indigenous flora and fauna, even after years of urbanisation.

Our beautiful open spaces belong to us, to enjoy forever. Their health and well being are in our hands. If you enjoy using the Darebin Creek for it’s natural beauty, why not become active and contribute to its well being?

Darebin Creek is a precious resource of open space and river environment for city inhabitants. There are many pedestrian and cycle paths running alongside the creek, making it easy to explore. There are many parklands and recreational areas throughout the Darebin Creek region.

Heavy industrial and urban development have taken a heavy toll on the creek, including heavy creek bed modification throughout most of its lower range, industrial and household pollution, weed invasion and rubbish and litter dumping.

The Friends of Darebin Creek work closely with Councils and the Darebin Creek Management Committee on a number of projects and also have a representative on the Comittee of Management allowing us to have a say in the future direction of management along the waterway and proivide input into some of the larger creek restoration projects

You can visit the Darebin Creek Management Committee website here.

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The Objectives of the Group Include:

  • Work with the community and government to preserve, restore and manage the ecosystems associated with Darebin Creek and its tributaries including revegetation, rehabilitation, habitat creation and water health.
  • Advocate for appropriate development that preserves the amenity and ecological health of the waterway and riparian corridors, and contribute to significant planning and decision-making processes regarding the management of the Darebin Creek and its catchment.
  • Promote the implementation of a linear park along the Darebin Creek and seek continuity of public open space and conservation reserves, especially in urban areas.
  • Participate in the conduct of, and representation on Darebin Creek Management Committee.
  • Provide opportunities for community participation in the environmental protection, restoration and enjoyment of the Creek and informing members and the community about values, issues, and projects affecting the Creek.

Latest Events

Darebin Creek Bird Survey

  • Start Date: 29 October 17
  • Start Time: 8am to 10am
  • Meeting Point: Carpark near cnr Dougharty Road and Liberty Parade, West Heidelberg.

Napier Waller Reserve Planting Day

  • Start Date: 17 September 17
  • Start Time: 10am - midday
  • Meeting Point: The new bridge at Sparks Reserve, near corner of Heidelberg Rd and The Boulevard, Ivanhoe. Melways 31 D10.