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The Reserve, Flora and Fauna

Damper Creek Conservation Reserve

About the reserve

Damper Creek Reserve, Mt Waverley (Melway 61 D11) – view on Google Maps.

Parking is available at the Park Road carpark, or Park Road, or Norman Court or at the Stephensons Road carpark.

The reserve features:

Park-Friendly Behaviour
While you are visiting the park, we ask you to follow a few basic rules:

  • Please carry a plastic bag to collect doggie doings to be disposed of in the bins at the park entrances or taken home with you
  • Dogs must be on-lead when walking through the Reserve and within 200m of the playground. The exception is within the two designated off leash areas.
  • Cats must not be brought into Damper Creek Reserve
  • Keep to designated tracks to prevent damage to plants, erosion and encouragement of weed growth
  • Please do not feed ducks or other birdlife. Bread and other scraps attract rats and can cause nutrient build-up and algae growth
  • Please take your litter home with you


Download a PDF brochure outlining the features of Damper Creek Reserve.


Damper Creek has two vegetation communities:

Grassy Forest
Swampy Riparian Complex

Australian Native Plant Society
Greening Australia┬áto download or view the “Gardens for Wildlife Program Booklet”


Damper Creek is of Regional Zoological Significance with 15 significant species either occurring or having at least a moderate likelihood of regular occurrence

Victorian Frog Group
BirdLife Australia
Australian Bats

Photo gallery from Jill Anderson


Despite its highly developed urban context, Damper Creek is a regionally significant refuge for fauna providing high quality habitat. The restored vegetation represents some of the best examples of revegetation, and together with remnant vegetation, provides a diversity of micro-habitats.

Damper Creek provides abundant foraging, nesting and perching substrate for a variety of native wildlife. The age of the trees is generally young but there is an abundance of older hollow-bearing eucalypts and stags (dead trees) and provision of artificial nest boxes has provided nesting opportunities for hollow-dependent vertebrates.
Search for: Urban Biodiversity Strategy 2018 – 2028, “Connecting the Community with Nature”