The friends of Darebin Creek was formed in 1995 to protect, restore and conserve the Darebin Creek and its adjacent parklands as a natural environment for the enjoyment of the community
Darebin Creek is one of the major 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.
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.