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The City of Darebin has a population of approximately 136,470 (Census 2011, ABS) and is one of Victoria's most diverse communities. Around one quarter of Darebin's residents were born in countries other than Australia. There is also growth in the number of residents from Italy, India and China.  

Most of the population of Darebin is aged between 20 and 45 years.

Find out more at the Darebin City Council website

Main suburbs






Map of metropolitan Melbourne indicating the location of Darebin


About Darebin

Young woman drinking coffee at a cafe


Key industries in the area
Health care
Retail trade

Travel times

Darebin’s suburbs are 9-22km north of Melbourne’s city centre.

Transport Time
20-40 mins
Train or tram
25-60 mins

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $670,000
(July 2015)
$410 (June 2015)
(July 2015)
$350 (June 2015)

Source: House and unit prices - Home Price Guide Rental prices - Department of Health & Human Services Rental Report

To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
Italy (5.3%) Italian (8.3%)
Greece (3.7%) Greek (7.4%)
India (3.3%) Arabic (3.1%)
China (3.2%) Mandarin (3.1%)
England (1.9%)
Vietnamese (2.1%)
Source: Census 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
13 primary schools
There are two hospitals in the Darebin area.
12 secondary schools

Two university and three TAFE campuses

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.