ReefClean Curtis Island

Join ReefClean

ReefClean is a five-year marine debris clean-up and litter prevention program running in the Great Barrier Reef region from October 2018 to June 2023. Powered by Volunteers and Citizen Scientists, ReefClean has two key objectives:

  • Reduce the volume of marine debris generated in or entering the Great Barrier Reef that may impact listed threatened and migratory species, such as dugongs and turtles, and ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef, and
  • Increase awareness in Reef catchment communities about the issue of marine debris and actions they can undertake to prevent litter from entering Reef waterways.

The program includes community clean up events, workshops, school engagements and monitoring activities along the length of the Great Barrier Reef, from the tip of Cape York to Bundaberg.

Participating in ReefClean events can take you to some of the most spectacular beaches in Queensland, where you will be contributing to the global effort to reduce marine debris and improve the health of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.

You can find out about upcoming events by Liking and Following ReefClean on Facebook

Read about the program in our recent blogs:

Curtis Island Clean Up

Reef Clean Update

Launch of ReefClean program

ReefClean Curtis Island 19 (2) web

Contact your local Queensland office to find out when the next ReefClean events will be held in your region:


Follow the Brisbane Office on Facebook



Follow the Mackay Office on Facebook


  • (07) 4774 1693
  • [email protected]
  • Building 12, Quarantine Station, Cape Pallarenda Road, Pallarenda QLD, 4810 (in the Conservation Park)
  • PO Box 827, Townsville QLD, 4810

ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and delivered by Tangaroa Blue Foundation, along with consortium members Conservation Volunteers Australia, Reef Check Australia, Eco Barge Clean Seas, AUSMAP, OceanWatch Australia, Capricornia Catchments Inc. and South Cape York Catchments.