Get involved with advocacy

There are a number of projects and programs residents and business owners can be involved in.

Supporting key local priorities

We are calling on the State Government and all candidates in the Victorian’ election to support key local priorities. All these are outlined in our 2022 Advocacy Platform, which was endorsed by councillors at their meeting in July 2022.

We encourage residents to get in touch with Victorian Government representatives and candidates to show your support for our priorities.

We’ve produced information sheets outlining our "local advocacy asks" for residents interested in particular local areas:

Who to contact

State Parliament

If you’re south of Bell Street, then your State MP is Kat Theophanous, in Northcote. Email her at

If you’re north of Bell Street and on the West side of Darebin Creek (that is, you're in Preston or Reservoir), then your electorate is Preston and your State MP is Robin Scott. Contact him by emailing

If you’re east of the creek (that is, you're in Kingsbury or MacLeod) you’re in the Bundoora seat and your MP is Colin Brooks

Federal Parliament

If you live in Darebin, send your letter to the Federal Member for Cooper, Ged Kearney, at this address

Download our MP letter template.

Outside Darebin

If you live outside Darebin, enter your postcode on the AEC site to find your MP and on the VEC site to find your state MP.

Join a local group in taking action against climate change. If you need more information please email

Find out more about what we are doing to create a Sustainable Darebin.

Climate Emergency

Climate Emergency – together we can make a difference and stop irreversible damage. Visit our Get involved in environmental advocacy page for more details.

"Say 'No' to Racism" training

We are working towards a racism-free Darebin where our community's diversity is valued, celebrated, respected, embraced and leveraged.

Darebin has a number of initiatives advancing this goal including provision of a "Say 'No' to Racism" training package encouraging bystanders to take action when they witness racism occur in the community.

The training package includes:

  • An overview of racism and its impacts of the community
  • Reasons why bystanders should take action
  • Practical tools and skills that enable and empower people to take action
  • The link between collective action and creating a culture where racism is not tolerated

To register for the training package or to find out more, please get in touch.

More information

Phone: 03 8470 8630