Paying rates notices

Got your rates notice? Take a look at available payment methods and how to use direct debit.

April School Holidays

Looking for something for the kids to do over the school holidays? There's plenty on around Darebin

News and consultations

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Do you live, work or play in Alphington, Bundoora, Fairfield, Macleod, Northcote East or Thornbury East?

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It’s nearly budget time again!

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Being part of Reservoir Leisure Centre is being part of a community. 
Merri Creek Wetlands
Darebin Council recently completed a $4 million wetland and water harvesting project at Dole Reserve, Reservoir.

How can we help

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Make online payments by credit card. You can also find out about other payment options.

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Get in touch with us directly with issues that affect you, like roads, trees, animals, bins and objections to fines. 
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Every year your pet registration is due to be renewed with council on April 10.

East Preston Community Centre

Council operates various halls and centres, providing community with the opportunity to hire Council facilities for activities, gatherings and events.

Services and facilities

Darebin pool
The Reservoir Leisure Centre (RLC) offers a broad range of aquatics, fitness and gym services to people of all abilities.
Outdoor pool at NARC

Our new state-of-the art leisure centre will help to create improved health and wellbeing outcomes for everyone.

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An urban farm with hands-on animal activities for the whole family, wildlife rides, a cafe, education programs, volunteering and work experience.

Darebin parks
Whether you’re looking for somewhere to play, relax or exercise, Darebin has a great range of parks and playgrounds.
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We run open immunisation sessions and appointment clinics at different venues around our community for children, adolescents and adults.

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Get active in Darebin with sport and aquatics, or find the latest on our projects and everything your sports club needs.
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The Resource Recovery Centre accepts a range of materials for recycling or safe disposal, including batteries, light globes and paint.
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Advice on food composting, community gardens, native plants and wildlife – for experts and beginners alike.