Help clean up at five local sites this Clean Up Australia Day

Media release

Greater Bendigo residents can lend a helping hand at five local sites in Bendigo, Kangaroo Flat, North Bendigo, Heathcote and Huntly on Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday March 5, 2023.

Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Andrea Metcalf said Clean Up Australia Day is the nation’s largest community based environmental event.

“Clean Up Australia Day has been an important community event in Greater Bendigo for many years with loads of rubbish removed from our local landscapes,Cr Metcalf said.

“It’s a simple and powerful way to contribute to our local community and environment, so why not roll up your sleeves and get involved at one of the five local sites on the day.

“It’s easy to participate and all you have to do is attend one of the five sites, wear suitable clothing, bring along a pair of gloves, hat and a drink bottle and register with the site coordinator when you arrive.

“Some collection bags will be available, but it would be great if participants could also bring along their own bag to collect rubbish in.”

2023 Greater Bendigo Clean Up Australia Day sites:

Bendigo Marketplace and Train Station

11 am - 12 pm Sunday March 5,

Meet at front entrance to Bendigo Marketplace

Kangaroo Flat Bendigo Creek

8 am – 4 pm Sunday March 5

Meet in the creek reserve opposite 3 Carpenter Street, Kangaroo Flat

Long Gully Trail

10am – 12pm - Sunday March 5

Meet in the open area adjacent to Lightning Reef Primary School.

Heathcote and Surrounds All Ages Activities Committee Clean Up Day

9am – 1pm Sunday March 5

Meet at Paper Creations Paper Craft Shop 174A High St Heathcote

Huntly Carpark Clean Up

10am – 12pm Sunday March 5

Meet in front of IGA Supermarket

Children 15 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Further information is available from or by phoning the City’s Resource Recovery and Education team on 1300 002 642.   

Greater Bendigo