About Us

Transition Darebin is part of the worldwide Transition Network which sees the need to adapt to diminishing resources and a rapidly changing global climate. Recognising that many people want to work towards improving the situation, engaging on terms that value courageous thinking and community endeavour, a culture of creative purpose has emerged. Transition Darebin, believing that effectiveness derives from circumstances where social connections are meaningful,   works towards cultivating a relocalised and resilient Darebin which proves livable for current and future generations. It works this way knowing that other groups are working on the same basis and to the same end.

Essentially this particular group is about helping the Darebin community learn ways to sustain itself by pursuing practical solutions like local food growing, energy efficient homes and buildings, fossil-fuel-free transport, local production of goods and services, and reuse and recycling. It has a strong social justice focus.

It utilises the considerable skills of its members to undertake projects around food, transport, and re-skilling. It supports small working parties that pursue specific initiatives. It networks with other community groups, and partners with different organisations to develop projects. Above all, it welcomes new members who will bring fresh thinking, energy and practical ideas – that is, contributions to the task of developing local and viable responses to addressing our problems.

Where is Darebin?

The City of Darebin is a municipality in Melbourne, in the State of Victoria, Australia which includes the following suburbs (or parts of them):

  • Alphington
  • Bundoora
  • Fairfield
  • Kingsbury
  • Macleod
  • Northcote
  • Thornbury
  • Preston
  • Reservoir

Darebin on the Map

For the 2018-2019 financial year, we have received funding from Darebin City Council’s Community Support Program in order to run a number of our events, including Repair Cafe and Boomerang Bags events.