Register now for Clean Up Australia Day!

Published: 5 February 2024

The community is encouraged to sign up for this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 3 March.

Schools and local businesses can also join in the fun and sign up for Business Clean Up Day on Tuesday 27 February and Schools Clean Up Day on Friday 1 March. 

Clean Up Australia Day is the nation’s largest community-based event for collecting litter to reduce its impact on our environment.  

Community members, schools and businesses can participate by simply registering their own local park, reserve or walking track as a ‘clean up’ site or participating in a pre-registered clean-up site on Clean Up Australia website.  

Once volunteers register, they will receive a free clean-up kit through Clean Up Australia including bags, gloves and more! 

Cardinia Shire Council will help collect and dispose of the rubbish collected on the day.  

With the new Container Deposit Scheme, volunteers can be rewarded with a 10-cent refund for every eligible can, carton or bottle when they collect and return to any refund collection point. 10-cent refund options include cash, vouchers, donations, or electronic payment for items.   

Cardinia Shire Mayor, Councillor Jack Kowarzik encourages the community to get involved.   

“Be sure to gather your friends and family, pick a local spot and register for this year’s Clean Up Australia Day. Let's make 2024 our biggest yet!"” 

“The event is a great way to connect with the community and make a positive impact on our local environment”, Mayor Kowarzik said.  

If volunteers cannot organise a site on Clean Up Australia Day, they can organise a Clean Up for any day of the year.  

It is as simple as registering a ‘clean up’ site and notifying Council to have the litter collected and disposed of after their event.   

To find the nearest drop off locations for the Container Deposit Scheme refund point, go to 

To register for Clean Up Australia Day and for more information, go to  

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