Merri Creek Management Committee

What's happening in Melbourne's Northern creeks?

The Northern Nature Creek Connections project brings together communities caring for the environment of the Moonee Ponds, Merri and Darebin Creeks. There are education activities, community events and lots of on-ground works, planting and caring for indigenous vegetation. A number of organisations offer environmental education experiences in Melbourne's north. Click here for details.

Natural Heritage Trust


NMIT student is shown grassland wonders in Central Creek Grassland, Reservoir Darebin holiday program learns about animals of the grassland


A particular focus of Northern Nature Creek Connections is the special ecological communities associated with this eastern-most part of the Victorian Volcanic Plains bioregion (external weblink). Native Grasslands and Red Gum Grassy Woodlands are two of the widespread ecological communities found across the three catchments.

Click here to see the distribution of Ecological Vegetation Classes in the Merri catchment. Find out how Merri Creek Management Committee has improved the quality of native grassland vegetation  at the Central Creek Grasslands in Reservoir by clicking here.

You can read the Australian Government's biodiversity assessment of the Victorian Volcanic Plain Bioregion here.

Dianella aemonaKangaroo grass (Themeda triandra)

Find out about some of these special sites

The adjacent catchments of the Moonee Ponds, Merri and Darebin Creeks are all tributaries of the Yarra River (click the map below for more detail).


Who is involved with Melbourne's Northern Creeks?

Each of the creeks has a management or coordination committee:

Merri Events Calendar

20 Jan 2019;
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Waterwatch new recruits sampling day

23 Jan 2019;
05:30PM - 07:00PM
Discovering the wildlife of Edgars Creek

24 Jan 2019;
06:30PM - 07:30PM
What frogs live in Yarra?

30 Jan 2019;
05:30PM - 07:00PM
Our home, our nearby nature around Edgars Creek in Epping event

31 Jan 2019;
06:00PM - 07:30PM
World Wetlands Day Walk and Talk in Darebin

03 Feb 2019;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Litter Clean Up – Nth Fitzroy - Friends of Merri Creek