Conservation and wildlife

Our animals, plants, natural heritage and native species are vital for Darebin.


Purple native flowers
Darebin's natural heritage includes flowers, plants, wildlife and geological features. It has great benefits for current and future generations.
Eucalyptus in a park
Darebin is home to more than 180 significant plant and animal species. Conservation sites are vital to their protection and improvement.
Protecting wild birds
You can help protect native birds and wildlife with some simple actions at home.
Eastern Brown snake

Snakes are an important part of our natural environment. If you see them, keeping a safe distance will ensure your safety and theirs.

Gardens for Wildlife image of native flowers

Get involved in the Gardens for Wildlife program to help create habitat gardens that our local animals and plants can thrive in.

Native indiginous plants
How to create a beautiful indigenous garden.
Algal bloom at Edwardes Lake

We regularly monitor and analyse the water in Edwardes Lake to ensure the safety and health of our community.

A kookaburra on a branch
Providing advice to Council on issues affecting biodiversity, informing Council decision making in relation to policy, programs and services.