New residents

Welcome to Darebin. We are very excited that you have come to call Darebin home!

As a proudly diverse community, Darebin is a wonderful place to live, work and play.

As your local Council, we are here to provide you with many services, from early years all the way through to supporting people in older years.

To help you settle in, learn more about our community and the wide range of Council services available, you can link through to a range of information here on this page.

We hope you find everything you need here to settle in, and enjoy Darebin and all it has to offer.

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Details on rates, including payments, capping, the rating process, how proceeds are used and your responsibilities as a ratepayer.
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All about bin collections, green waste, recycling and sustainability.
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New permits, replacement or temporary permits, and paying your renewal.
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Learn about pet registration permits, your responsibility as a pet owner. How we can help with animal problems and solutions available.

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We work to make Darebin a safer place for everyone. Find out how we do this through health, community development and environmental support.
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We have over 150 parks in Darebin. Walk, ride, play, exercise or just relax. There are parks big and small not far from you.
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Construction and alteration of structures, including houses, shops, offices and developments and ensuring safe construction practices. 

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Everything you'll need to know about our services for children and families in Darebin.
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Darebin Libraries are more than just a place to browse and borrow. Our four branches are welcoming spaces for learning, knowledge and inspiration.
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Want to know where to go for a great day with the family? Perhaps you're looking for the perfect part for a picnic, we've got suburb guides for you!
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Everything you need to know about getting in touch: where to find us, making payments, multilingual and additional support, media enquiries and more.
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Get the latest information on how council works, through Council meetings, Planning committee meetings and Hearing of submission meeting.