#SeaToSource is an initiative powered by Conservation Volunteers Australia, supporting you to take action on one of the world’s most solvable environmental issues – ocean litter.

We’re committed to reducing the amount of plastic litter entering our creeks, rivers and oceans and causing harm to the animals that call these places home. Plastic is around 60-95% of the litter in our waterways and oceans, and causes a wide range of issues in these environments.

Initially, #SeaToSource will focus on 8 waterways, most of 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 right here just off our coast.

#SeaToSource supports existing projects and initiatives and also launches new actions on the ocean litter issues that matter to you and your community.

We know that beach clean-ups are important actions to remove existing ocean litter, but this program is about thinking from the sea right back to the source of litter, encouraging us all to find ways to make beach clean-ups a thing of the past. It starts with each of us, and our relationship to our waterways and oceans, but together we’ll also head upstream, running design and innovation challenges to support you and your community to find ways to stop litter at its source.

What does it feel like to tackle ocean litter? Our volunteers have their say:

Get Involved

Opportunities to get involved across 8 regions in Australia are now live on our volunteer hub. Head there to browse by where you live, and when you want to get involved:


If you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved with #SeaToSource to tackle ocean litter in your own community, just head over to #SeaToSource on The Campfire – our virtual hub for sharing stories, ideas and working out ways to take action together.



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.