Western Australia

11th WA Beach Clean-up!

WABCU newslettertThis is where Tangaroa Blue took off 11 years ago: the beaches of Western Australia. What started with a small group of concerned individuals in southern WA, has since snowballed across the whole state and eventually the whole country into the Australian Marine Debris Initiative! Every year in October, Australians along the entire WA coast come together, grab some bags and stick their hands into gloves to collect rubbish from as many sites along their coast as possible.

This year, our annual event will take off on the weekend of the 10th & 11th of October with the help of countless veteran volunteers and many newcomers. You can register a site or join an existing team and help clean-up at one of more than 130 beaches over the event weekend.

Locations that are inviting volunteers to come along and help are listed below. If you would like more information about any location, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.


Are you sick of the amount of rubbish on your beach?

SWCC BunburyLWell so are we! But if all we do is clean-up, that's all we'll ever do! So what is the solution???

Join in a community Source Reduction Plan workshop that actually works on finding practical solutions that stop the flow of rubbish into our oceans in the first place – and we need your local knowledge to do it!

Free Half day workshops will be held in Albany, Bunbury, Rockingham, Geraldton, Karratha and Port Hedland throughout March and April with the goal of creating a local Source Reduction Plan in each region to address what is washing up on your beach. Click on the Read More button to find out where these workshops are being held and how to register.


Meelup Regional Park Monitoring for Summer

201412 MeelupPassionate volunteers joined the Meelup Regional Park Management Committee and the Tangaora Blue Foundation on Sunday to participate in some beach clean-up and data collection training.

The volunteers will be cleaning specific sites in the Meelup Regional Park in WA over the busy summer season in a response to the increased amount of debris observed on these beaches during past seasons. They will be submitting their valuable data to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database.

78,739 Items Removed in WA!

SmithsHeld on the 11th and 12th of October the WA Beach Clean Up weekend saw 130 beaches between Beagle Bay in the Kimberley and Norseman in the south of the state cleaned up. Clean ups were also conducted on the Abrolhos and Cocos Islands. Over 4.1 tonnes of rubbish was removed from the WA coastline thanks to the efforts of 1500 volunteers that took part. The rubbish collected was sorted and recorded for submission to the Australian Marine Debris Database. Over 78,739 individual items were found.


The 10th WA Beach Clean Up!

WABCU14 V3 Renee low2014 is the 10th Anniversary of the West Australian Beach Clean Up and you're invited to join in this year's fun! Taking place over the weekend of October 11th & 12th, volunteers can register a beach or riverway anywhere in Western Australia for a clean-up event.

Last year more than 1500 volunteers cleaned 310km of coastline and removed over 5.3 tonnes of debris - let's see if we can beat it this year!

All clean-up materials will be provided, all you need to do is bring along some friends and make a day of it!

Volunteers can also join existing groups - see the list below and contact Renee Mouritz on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her on 0437-511620 for more information.

A huge thanks goes to Coastwest, Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA, Department of Fisheries, Department of Parks and Wildlife, all the Local Government Agencies, supporters and volunteers for their support!




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