Clean Up Australia Day 2024

Reserve your Sunday for a weekend of helping clean the community during Clean Up Australia 2024, the country’s largest community-based environmental event, on Sunday, 3 March 2024.

Registration for the individual events is still open, with several events still popping up for the big day. The Hawkesbury City Council encourages local residents to sign up for their own event or join an existing one.

To register an event for a place, visit Clean Up Australia’s website at If attendees do not want to create one, they may join a Clean Up event near them at the website by inputting their postcode.

CEO Jenny Geddes and Chair Pip Kiernan said in a joint letter in their Review of Operations Fiscal Year 2023: “Clean Up Australia’s mission is to inspire and mobilise communities to improve and conserve our environment, eliminate litter, and end waste.”

Clean Up Australia Day 2024

“Our work is more important than ever as Australia continues to be a hugely wasteful nation, generating vast amounts of litter that escapes into our precious environment.”

“With each of us producing 102 kg of plastic waste and 130,000 tonnes of it leaking into our marine environment each year in Australia, there is much we need to do.”

“We will only achieve this ambition with the ongoing support from our corporate partners, community allies, and, of course, our amazing volunteers who don their gloves, pick up a bag and a get our and do the hard work.”

According to the Council, at least 28 sites registered to host a Clean Up event in the Hawkesbury LGA, with 13 schools having their events during Schools Clean Up Day.

Over a thousand events are prepping up in New South Wales alone, with a few hundred more across Australia. The United Kingdom, Scotland, and Wales will also participate in their own cleaning events.

In addition, the annual Schools Clean Up Day will be held on Friday, 1 March 2024. Teachers and students from preschools, primary schools, and secondary schools. Register via

Schools can use the “Clean Up Guide”, “Safety Information”, and “What’s in a Clean Up Kit?” resources to plan their events better.

For Businesses, they can participate in the clean-up drive on Tuesday, 27 February 2024. Businesses can register by visiting

Almost 800,000 individuals joined the Clean Up event last March. The entire drive had over a million volunteers last year, garnering 2,060,790 volunteer hours and 217 Councils supported the event. From 17,139 sites, Community clean-ups comprised the majority of sites with 10,686 events, 4,776 School/youth clean ups, and 1677 Business Clean Ups.