Clean Up Australia Day
Get your hands dirty and make our nation sparkle this March for the annual Clean Up Australia Day.
Australia is an awesome country. With its endless beaches, dense bushland, untouched deserts and big, bright cities, there’s no argument that we’re lucky to call this place our home.
So this year, give a little back to this great nation by keeping it clean on Clean Up Australia Day.
Since the national event began in 1990 hundreds of thousands of Aussies have turned out each year with their rubber gloves and garbage bags to clear over 16 tonnes of rubbish.
In what is the nation’s largest community participation event, hundreds of locations around Australia, from beaches to parks, streets, schools and waterways are restored to their natural glory with a little TLC.
Along with the official Clean Up Australia Day, two sister events – Schools Clean Up Day and Business Clean Up Day – are held each year to encourage people of all ages to get involved.
School kids can learn a valuable lesson of responsibility when they take to their
playgrounds, school grounds and parks to clear any rubbish that has been left behind.
And it is a similar story for local businesses in February where Business Clean Up Day has workers trade pens for plastic (bags, that is) to clean up their offices and surrounding streets.
What started as Clean Up Sydney Harbour Day in 1989, Clean Up Australia Day is a much loved initiative, where locals are given an opportunity to show how much they care for the land in which we live.