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2019 Clean Up Australia Day registrations are now open with Griffith City Council calling on local schools, businesses and community members to register for the annual event to be held during February and March.

Urging individuals and groups to continue the impetus that Clean Up founder Ian Kiernan AO created, Terrie-Ann Johnson, Managing Director of Clean Up Australia, is keen to remind us that every Clean Up volunteer is Ian’s successor – and that, like Ian, ‘Change Starts with You.’

“Clean Up Australia Day is the nation’s largest community mobilisation event, and 2019 is the perfect time to band together in Ian’s honour, celebrate what has been achieved, show your support for his vision and continue his dream to Clean Up Australia,” said Terrie-Ann.

“Ian firmly believed that every single one of us can and should make a difference. Volunteer action was his amazingly simple idea, his dream and his inspiration. His passion was working alongside his fellow Aussies as we clean up our environment and/or reduce waste before it becomes a problem. Moving into the future I urge all Australians to take up the challenge – become Ian’s successor and continue the momentum he fostered.”

“Change starts with you. The key to success is stopping litter becoming rubbish. There are so many actions every one of us can take to help reduce the 8 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans worldwide each year.”

“So why not book-mark today in your journey and join us for a 2019 Clean Up.”

If picking up Rubbish is not your thing, you can still be involved by making a donation.

Clean Up Australia is owned by the community. 100% of monies raised through donations is allocated to the purchase of materials provided free of charge to community, school and youth groups across the nation all year round.

So, whether you are going to make a donation or get together to clean up your local environment – change starts with you!

Over the last 29 years volunteers have donated more than 33 million hours, at over 178 000 locations across the country. Together they have removed the equivalent of 350 thousand ute-loads of rubbish across Australia.

The Business Clean Up day is to be held Tuesday 26 February, the Schools Clean Up day will be Friday 1 March, and the community Clean Up will be held Sunday 3 March.

To register your Clean Up site go to