263 Clean Up Sites registered

Schools Clean Up Day

Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day. 

All year round Schools Clean Up

Your School can participate all year round by simply following these easy steps:

  • Register your School's Clean Up site*
  • Receive your School's Clean Up Kit and read the Site Guide for information on how to prepare your event.
  • Tell your students and staff about your Clean Up Day - access our resource centre for ideas on how to promote your event.
  • Have fun on the day and don't forget to report back to us!

* Please Note: all School Sites registered are marked as private and details are not placed online. This means that you will not attract volunteers from outside the school. To register a Site and be a Site Supervisor you need to be at least 18 years of age. If you are younger than 18, ask a teacher/adult to be the site supervisor.

Any more questions? Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions section. 

Educational resources

Schools Clean Up Curriculum ToolKit

Teachers can educate school students of any age about environmental sustainability using our curriculum resources in partnership with Cool Australia. The kit includes lesson plans and resources for teachers themed around Water, Energy, Climate Change, Packaging and Waste and Recycling.

View The Schools Clean Up Curriculum ToolKit

Pre-2014 Schools Climate Kit

Teachers can still access our older curriculum and educate primary school students (K-6) about environmental sustainability using our Schools Climate Kit. The kit includes 21 lesson plans for teachers themed around Water, Energy, Climate Change, Packaging and Waste and Recycling.

View the Schools Climate Kit


Clean Up Australia's Green Kids Award

Entries Closed March 9 2014

More than 2,400 schools each year take part in Schools Clean Up Day, but their contribution does not end there. Many pupils and teachers undertake environmental projects and learn about sustainability in classrooms all year round.

We have heard great stories of kitchen gardens, compost farms and worm farms, recycling stations and litter reduction initiatives and even energy-savings schemes. We want you and your classmates to tell us and show Australia the great work that you are doing, by entering the 2014 Green Kids Award!


This year ALL finalists will be included in the dirtgirl music video, ‘what a load of rubbish'. One Junior and one Senior National Winner will be selected from the finalists and receive a personal visit from dirtgirl!

As an added bonus, the first 100 schools to register for Green Kids 2014 will receive a FREE album download of dirtgirlworld's 'the rubbish collection'. You will be notified by email if you are successful.

Keen to learn more about the Award and how to enter?

Youth Against Rubbish Competition 2014

We are excited to present The Youth Against Rubbish Competition 2014, brought to you in association with the Quiksilver Foundation.

At Clean Up Australia we hate seeing rubbish everywhere and we want to hear what you think of the rubbish in your community.

Send us your before-and-after pictures from a Clean Up site that you are involved in during the 2014 Clean Up Australia Day campaign and you could win a prize package courtesy of the Quiksilver Foundation. Prize package includes some great Quiksilver and Roxy stuff including a beach towel, wallet and cap.

All you have to do to enter is volunteer at a 2014 Clean Up site, send us 3 pictures (one before, one after and one of you getting involved) and tell us a bit about your day (your experiences on the day, the weirdest piece of rubbish found or a story of how and why you are involved in Clean Up Australia Day).

Click here for more information.

Interactive Recycling Game

Clean Up the River: An Interactive Recycling Game

Clean Up the River is an Interactive Recycling Game for Primary School Students (K-6). The game is curriculum-based, easy for teachers to use, fun for students and free.

Learn more about the game

Play Clean Up the River: An Interactive Recycling Game