Clean Up Australia Day

Published on 24 January 2023

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As part of Clean Up Australia Day in March this year, we're staging a clean-up event at Rex Jones Reserve.

On Wednesday 8 March from 9.30am - 11am, you can drop by the reserve and help us clean-up this valuable community space and its surrounds. There is plenty of on-street parking, or you can book a seat on the free community bus (limited places) and leave from any of the following locations:

  • 9am - Apex Park (carpark near the building)
  • 9.05am - Mellor Park (car park on Henley Beach Road)
  • 9.15am - Hamra Centre Library (pick up in front of the foyer)
  • 9.25am - Plympton Community Centre (front of the Centre).

Return schedule:

  • 10.45am - depart Rex Jones Reserve
  • 10.50am - Plympton Community Centre
  • 11am - Hamra Centre Library
  • 11.10am - Mellor Park
  • 11.15am - Apex Park.

Light refreshments will be available and all rubbish bags will be provided.

We ask that you bring a hat, refillable water bottle and gloves (not essential but if you have some as some rubbish can be messy).

To book a seat on the bus, contact Amy in our Waste Team via email or phone 8416 6333.

What is Clean Up Australia Day?

Clean Up Australia Day is Australia’s largest community-based environmental event. First held in 1989, Clean Up Australia Day encourages volunteers to clean up and conserve our country’s beautiful natural environment.

More than 20 million people have participated in Clean Up Australia activities and events during the past 3 decades.

This year the official date for Clean Up Australia Day is Sunday 5 March, however there are various local events registered on other days.


You can also register your own event or join a different open event by visiting the website.

For community clean up events the registration is free and participants receive a free Clean Up kit, containing gloves and bags and other resources, with packs for individuals, families and community groups available (businesses are asked to pay a small fee to cover costs).

About Clean Up Australia 

Founded by Ian Kiernan AO, Clean Up Australia is one of the nation’s most recognised environmental organisations, inspiring and empowering communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. 

Clean Up Australia now works with community, governments and businesses to provide practical solutions to help all Australians live more sustainably every day of the year. Today the organisation’s focus is as much on preventing rubbish entering our environment as it is removing what has already accumulated.