30 years of Clean Up Australia Day

In 2019 Clean Up Australia Day celebrates 30 years since its founder and chairman Ian Kiernan shared a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard of Sydney Harbour

Since then it has become the nation’s largest community-based environment event and one that Ipswich City Council is proud to support again this year.

Nationwide volunteers have donated millions of hours of time and effort to clean up unwanted rubbish in their local community.

The concept of cleaning up now extends to dedicated days for schools and businesses.

Ipswich City Council is planning a competition on Instagram with the hashtag #cuadipswich.

Random winners will be chosen after the three clean up days with Bunnings vouchers on offer.

More competition details will be released later this month.

Important dates for 2019:

Business Clean Up Day – Tuesday February 26
• Youth and Schools Clean Up Day – Friday March 1
• Clean Up Australia Day – Sunday March 3

In 2019 Ipswich is already well represented on the Clean Up Australia Day website.

Ipswich events registered so far include:

  • Bundamba Secondary School
  • Bartter Enterprises Pty Ltd
  • Purga 1 Farm
  • Purga 2 Farm
  • Purga 3 Farm
  • Mount Walker Breeder Farm
  • Ipswich State High School
  • Dinmore Park Area – Community Clean Up
  • Alphapharm Pty Ltd
  • Rosewood Farm
  • Cummins Carole Park
  • Redbank Plains State High School
  • Haigslea Sate School
  • McDonald’s Redbank Plaza
  • Ipswich Girl Guides
  • Discovery and Regatta lakes in Springfield Lakes
  • Robelle Domain Parklands
  • Kinglake Avenue gully
  • McDonald’s Goodna; and
  • Hardings Paddock

There’s still time to register as a business, high school, youth group or community member by going to

Clean Up Australia continues to inspire and empower local communities to clean, fix up and conserve our environment.

Group effort: local support at last year’s Clean Up Australia Day in Ipswich            


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