City of Darebin

Rich in culture and boasting superb transport, school and sporting facilities, Darebin is the perfect blend of inner-city cool and family friendly facilities.

Culturally and socially diverse, Darebin boasts some of Melbourne's best eateries and bars, and a thriving café and shopping culture.​

From the chic apartments of Preston, to the period homes of Thornbury, and family homes of Bundoora, Fairfield and MacLeod, Darebin is a destination with wide appeal. Home to La Trobe University, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, and 46 local schools including Parade College, Sacred Heart School and Alphington Grammar School, Darebin’s educational credentials are top class. Dozens of local parks, trails along Merri and Darebin creeks and acres of lush bushland provide pristine natural environs perfect for recreation and relaxation.

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Vibrant living


Renowned for its live music and arts scene, locals and visitors alike are spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment in this vibrant municipality. With over 100 different sporting clubs and excellent facilities like the Reservoir Leisure Centre, Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre and Darebin Community Sports Stadium, the municipality offers a variety of activities to cater for all ages and abilities. ​

High-quality healthcare is within easy reach, including Reservoir Private Hospital, Latrobe Private Hospital, and a variety of specialist medical, nursing and allied health services. Enviably well-serviced by public transport, Darebin boasts two train lines an extensive tram and cycling network and easy access to East Link.

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City of Darebin


Alphington (part), Bundoora (part), Fairfield (part), Kingsbury, Macleod (part), Northcote, Preston, Reservoir, Thornbury​


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Darebin in numbers

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*Data sourced from 2021 Census.
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Area attractions​


La Trobe University​
La Trobe Sports Stadium​
Darebin Parklands​
Edwardes Lake Park​
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre​
Gresswell Forest Wildlife Reserve​
Darebin Arts Centre​
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre

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Suburb Insights

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A reliable snapshot of the property market in Darebin