Clean Up Australia Day is a simple way you can take action to clean up, fix up and conserve our prized Australian environment. In 2013 an estimated 550,300 volunteers removed 16,150 tonnes of rubbish at 7,341 sites right across our nation. This year, Victoria Region West will be out Cleaning Up Australia on Sunday, 6 March 2016
We invite you to participate in this year’s Clean up Australia Day 2016. This is an activity related to our Mother Earth, so it’s our duty to play our part in cleaning up our beautiful country. Please confirm your interest with one of the two sites.
- WHEN: Sunday, 6 March 2016
- FROM: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
- WERRIBEE: HEATHDALE WETLANDS
- 55 – 57 KOOKABURRA AVE, WERRIBEE
- COORDINATORS: SANJEEVAN MAHESWARAN: 0431 774 912, SHIVA PRASAD: 0433 855 341
- MILL PARK: MILL PARK RECREATION RESERVE
- 40 MORANG DRIVE, MILL PARK.
- COORDINATOR: AJEETHA KRISHNA: 0452 422 510
All volunteers are requested to wear sturdy covered shoes and bring a bottle of water, pair of gloves, a hat and sunglasses. Remember to be sun smart.
History of Clean Up Australia Day
In 1989 an ‘average Australian bloke’ had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard – Clean Up Sydney Harbour. The event received an enormous public response with more than 40,000 Sydneysiders donating their time and energy to clean up the harbour.
The next year Clean Up Australia Day was born. Ian and his committee believed that if a capital city could be mobilised into action, then so could the whole nation. Almost 300,000 volunteers turned out on the first Clean Up Australia Day in 1990 and that involvement has steadily increased ever since.
This simple idea has now become the nation’s largest community-based environmental event. Now in its 25th year, the event attracts hundreds of thousands of volunteers from the community, schools and businesses to help clean up, fix up and conserve their environment.