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The largest annual community environmental campaign in Australia

Clean Up Australia Day

Sunday, 2nd March 2008
Visit Clean Up Australia Website


Clean Up Australia Day is a community event celebrated nationally every year.

Over the years, it has grown both in popularity and importance, which make this community event "the largest annual community environmental campaign in Australia".

Previous Townsville Mayor Cr. Tony Mooney  cleaning up on Australia Day 2006
Previous Townsville Mayor Cr. Tony Mooney
cleaning up on Australia Day 2007

Clean up Australia Day is celebrated every first Sunday in March. In addition, there are two other clean up activities, Business Clean Up Day and Schools Clean Up Day.

  1. Business Clean Up Day
    Tuesday, 26th February 2008

  2. Schools Clean Up Day
    Friday 29th February 2008

  3. Clean Up Australia Day
    Sunday 2nd March 2008
    [ Photos 2007 ]

Clean Up Australia Web site

Townsville City Council Clean Up Sites:

Date & Time Activity & Location
Friday, 29th February 2008
7:00am - 12:00noon
Cungulla - Mangroves area at end of Empress Close
A joint clean up activity with the RAAF Townsville

Sunday, 2nd March 2008
8:30am - 12:00noon

Ross River and Murray Sporting Complex (meet at Murray Skate Park) Free sausage sizzle afterwards

Community Sites in Townsville:



  • Stuart Wulguru

  • Belgian Gardens State School

  • Cutheringa Park

  • Douglas

  • Ross River Bank

  • Sherriff Park

  • Rowes Bay

  • Southern Cross Catholic School

  • Aitkenvale School

  • Discovery Drive

  • Boundary Road

  • Ross River - Aplins Weir

  • Anderson Park Botanical Gardens

  • William Ross High School, Annandale

  • Orpheus Island National Park

  • Townsville Port Area

  • Lakes District

  • Gymnastics Townsville

  • Mervyn Crossman Drive

  • Port Road

  • Around CSR Sugar building

  • Ross Creek

Clean Up Australia Day compliments Council's own Don't Waste Townsville campaign. Council is proud to continually support Clean Up Australia Day and strongly encourages community groups, businesses and local schools to register a site for Clean Up Australia Day.

Townsville City Council will assist community groups and schools, who would like to participate in the event, with sites identification and registration. Council will also provide assistance with collection of rubbish picked up during the event.

Participating in Clean Up Australia Day is an opportunity to make a positive difference to the health of our environment and contributes to making Townsville a cleaner and healthier place to live.

For further information please contact:

Townsville City Council
Sri Suryati
Project Officer
Integrated Sustainability Services

Phone: 07 4727 9310

Don't Waste Townsville Campaign
Don't Waste Townsville logo - Click to read the strategy document
Click to see the "Don't Waste Townsville" strategy document

Townsville City Council's "Don't Waste Townsville" campaign endorses Clean Up Australia as one of the means where the whole sections of the community can be actively involved in litter management. Other means of community involvement are through clean up activities associated with Tidy Towns, Clean Beach Challenge and Adopt a Road program.

Don't Waste Townsville campaign has three prime functions:

  1. To produce a blueprint for the co-ordination of litter management resources across Council

  2. To change the culture of the Townsville community through a comprehensive promotional and educational campaign on litter management

  3. To provide a model strategy suitable for adoption on a local, regional and state-wide basis.

Don't Waste Townsville campaign aims to promote responsible litter management through community involvement and educational campaigns. The campaign educational programs are delivered through the LAWMAC bus - Mobile Waste Education Unit.

The LAWMAC Bus WALOR - What a Load of Rubbish Game


TCC Sustainability Initiatives
Don't Waste Australia (.pdf)
Sustain: Youth Environment Network

Townsville City Council Home PageCouncil's Environment Management Services