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Clean Up Australia Day

Australians are the second highest producers of waste per person in the world, with an estimated 7 billion cigarette butts and 50 million plastic bags littered in Australia each year. Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.

Council proudly supports Clean Up Australia Day, which is held every year the first Sunday in March. The day attracts more than half a million volunteers Australia-wide each year, and is the nation's largest community-based environmental event.

We will continue to promote and assist with coordinating the Clean Up Australia Day campaign, and we would like to thank all those volunteers who have helped us clean up our waterways, parklands and beaches over the past 19 years.

Clean Up Australia Day 2020

  • Friday 28 February 2020 for schools
  • Sunday 1 March 2020 for the local community

Clean Up Australia Day 2019

We'd like to thank all of the community volunteers who helped clean up on Sunday, 3 March this year across the various sites in Eurobodalla Shire.

Local businesses and organisations generously supported the Clean Up campaign by donating prizes and vouchers that were awarded to volunteers on the day.

Get involved

Clean Up Australia Day is an effective educational campaign that enhances community awareness of the negative impacts littering has on our natural environment.

Take some time out of your day to show our community you care by taking action to protect your local environment by picking up rubbish in your area. Clean Up Australia Day is fun, easy and everyone can get involved. Individuals and local groups can organise a clean up site or join an existing site.

People who would like to participate, but aren't able to take part on Clean Up Australia Day, can register an alternative day.

If you experience problems registering or volunteering, contact Clean Up Australia.

Everyday clean up

In addition to participating in the Clean Up Australia Day event held each year, you can also register to help clean up Australia every day. Following your registration, you will receive a starter kit that contains helpful materials and paperwork to run your site.

More information

We can help you

If you would like more information about Clean Up Australia Day, please contact Council's Waste Services on: