Clean Up Aus Day draws near

Clean Up Day is on March 3.

This year’s Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday March 3 and Ocean Grove Coastcare will return to its usual location at the Rotunda/14W to collect whatever has been dropped in the past year.

“We invite locals and visitors to join our Coastcare clean up, but also encourage other groups like football clubs, walking groups, golf clubs or just a bunch of neighbours from one or two streets to create their own clean-up site, which is easily done on the CUA website,” Ocean

Grove Coastcare president Margot Busch said.

“It would be fantastic to see the whole of Ocean Grove covered on Clean Up Day by large and small groups taking care of a patch near them.”

For those joining the Coastcare event, register on the CUA website at and arrive by 10am for a safety briefing before the group heads out.

Closed toe shoes, a hat and sunscreen are advised, and gloves can be provided to those not bringing their own.

Meanwhile, Ocean Grove Coastcare is hosting an evening with two presenters whose work focuses on the Great Southern Reef, with an open invitation to anyone who is keen to hear more about the watery environment that surrounds us.

Dr Prue Francis from Deakin University and marine biologist Madi O’Brien will inform with images and stories from their research, leaving participants with a greater appreciation of this reef that many have been unaware of.

The presentation is on Thursday February 29 at Bellarine Training and Community Hub, Ocean Grove from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Attendance is free but donations are welcome. Enquiries can be made by emailing