Image provided by the NT Seafood Council.

Darwin Harbour Clean Up 2018

The ninth annual Darwin Harbour Clean Up will be held on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at various locations around Darwin Harbour. The NT Seafood Council has handed over the reins of this fantastic event to Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) for 2018 and beyond.

What is the Darwin Harbour Clean Up?

This annual event raises awareness about the sources of rubbish ending up in the sea and encourages everyone to ‘bin it or take it with you’. It brings the community together for a single day of cleaning up our marine and coastal environments.

This year’s focus is on single-use plastics and their impact on our oceans and marine wildlife. #DHCU

On the 10th July, multiple teams will be setting out to scour our beaches and waterways for rubbish. Ground teams will be cleaning up at the foreshores of Rapid Creek, Nightcliff, Coconut Grove, Ludmilla, Casuarina and Wagait Beach.

Boat clean up teams will remove rubbish from along the coast near Fisherman’s Wharf and in Sadgroves and Hudson creeks. On-water assistance and emergency response will be provided by Surf Lifesaving NT.

Sorting and data collection will occur at Fisherman’s Wharf and Wagait Shire Community Centre under the expertise of the Tangaroa Blue Foundation.

Want to get involved?

Join us on the day and make a difference! Register your interest by contacting our Darwin Team on 08 8981 3206 or email

What makes this day possible?

The Darwin Harbour Clean Up is organised by CVA and supported by Territory Natural Resource Management through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.


CVA would also like to give big thanks to event sponsor, the Ichthys LNG Project, and our project partner, the Tangaroa Blue Foundation, for their ongoing support.

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Further resources, staff and volunteers are provided by our many supporters and participants.

Main image courtesy of the NT Seafood Council.