City of Darebin


The City of Darebin is located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The City encompasses a total land area of 53 square kilometres. Darebin is an established residential, industrial, commercial, cultural and educational area, with substantial parklands.

The key employment sectors include retail, manufacturing, education and health. Darebin features six major retail areas (Northcote Shopping Centre - High Street, Northcote Shopping Plaza, Northland Homemaker Centre, Northland Shopping Centre, Preston Central and Preston Market) and a number of smaller centres. Darebin's major industrial areas are located in Fairfield, Preston (east) and Reservoir. Darebin has two tertiary institutions (La Trobe University and Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE) and numerous schools. The major health facilities in Darebin are Bundoora Extended Care and Reservoir Private Hospital.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Bell Street
  • High Street
  • Plenty Road
  • St Georges Road
  • Epping and Hurstbridge railway lines
  • Numerous buses and trams


  • Melbourne GPO 10km
  • Tullamarine Airport 20km
  • Avalon Airport 60km
  • Essendon Airport 13km
  • Port of Melbourne 12km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Fairfield
  • Preston (east)
  • Reservoir

City of Darebin

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