#SeaToSource supports people around the country to take action on one of the world’s most solvable environmental issues – ocean litter. 

Why a focus on ocean litterThe litter in our waterways and oceans is around 60-95% plastic which we know has disastrous impact on the environment and the animals that call these places home. So, we’re committed to reducing the amount of plastic litter entering our creeks, rivers and oceans 

#SeaToSource focuses on 8 waterways which flow into The Great Southern Reef – a huge series of connected reefs that extend around Australia’s coastline, from Moreton Bay, Queensland to Kalbarri in Western Australia. The Great Southern Reef is home to a wide variety of plants and animals found nowhere else on the planet, and it’s in our own backyard. 

#SeaToSource focuses on where litter starts its journey, encouraging us all to find ways to eventually make beach clean-ups a thing of the past. It starts with each of us, and our relationship to our waterways and oceans. Together we’ll also head upstream, working with communities along waterways to identify and reduce pollution in our towns and cities and running design and innovation challenges to support you and your community to find ways to stop litter at its source. 


National Day of Action: April 11, 2021

Let’s act together. 

By 2050, there’s set to be more plastic in the oceans than fish. In fact, right now, one garbage truck of rubbish enters the ocean every minute. We believe we can do something about this, so we’re choosing to take action – and we’d love you to join us. 

Spend a day with us, cleaning up your local beach, and you can contribute to a lifetime of change for our oceans. By taking part in our #SeaToSource Day of Action, you’re joining a nationwide community of people choosing to be part of the solution (not the pollution).  

Our #SeaToSource National Day of Action is an opportunity to come together to make change for oceans and waterways around the country. From the wild beaches of Western Australia to the mountainous rivers of Tasmania, there are ample opportunities for you to join one of our nation-wide beach clean ups on April 11th. 

All equipment and guidance is provided, and the day will be supervised by our CVA Revive Project Officers who live and work near the waterways we’ll all be caring for. There will be variety of family-friendly activities and opportunities for you to have your say on how ocean litter can be tackled. 

Ready to lend a helping hand? Liter-ally.

Find a National Day of Action event near you! 

Find your local #SeaToSource event below through the location specific links. You’ll be asked to register your details, and will then be sent all the information you need for each event. All events are family friendly with plenty of opportunities to learn more about how you can take small steps to look after the world around you through local stallholders and community initiatives on the day.


Melbourne, Werribee South Beach: 1pm clean up


Brisbane - Whale Park, Wynnum: 9:00am clean up

Brisbane - Whale Park, Wynnum: 11:30am clean up

Mackay - Harbour Beach, 8.30am clean up

New South Wales

Sydney - Plane Spotting Beach, Mascot: 10am clean up

Sydney - Plane Spotting Beach, Mascot: 1pm clean up


Hobart - Seven Mile Beach: 10am clean up

Hobart - Seven Mile Beach, Tree Guard Walk: 10am

Hobart - Seven Mile Beach, Microplastic Survey: 12pm

South Australia

Adelaide - Blue Gum/Kurangga Park (Park 20): 11am clean up

Adelaide - Blue Gum/Kurangga Park (Park 20): 2pm clean up

Western Australia

Perth - Leighton Beach: 8:30am clean up

Perth - Leighton Beach: 11:00am Dune Rehabilitation & Weed ID

Perth - Leighton Beach: 10.00am - 12.00pm, Education Microplastic Survey


What does it feel like to tackle ocean litter?

Our volunteers at Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia have their say as to why they’re choosing to take action for the ocean:

This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.


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Australian Government

Get Involved

We’re here to make it easy to take action for nature across Australia, and we would love your help. Find out more about in-person opportunities to make a difference for ocean litter through #SeaToSource.