Clean Up Event and Educational Resources


Information and Paperwork
Access information and paperwork for running a safe Clean Up event below:

Arterial Roads (including Highways) and Freeways cannot be registered for Clean Ups due to health and safety reasons.

Roadside Clean Ups are only allowed along municipal roads that have a speed limit that is 40 km/hour or less. This includes suburban streets with a kerb.

If you wish to Clean Up a road that complies with this requirement, there are additional safety requirements that you will need to comply with:

  • Children (15 and under) are not permitted to participate in any roadside activity.
  • You will need to demonstrate a 3 metre exclusion zone between volunteers and vehicles. This means that you cannot clean up closer than 3metres to the kerb or edge of the bitumen, whichever is relevant. For dirt roads this would be 3 metres from the drainage gully.
  • Additional signage to denote location and distance of activity (i.e. Clean Up Day site - next 2kms) may be required for roads with no kerb.
  • A temporary reduction of speed limit surrounding any activity may be necessary to ensure the safety of volunteers. Check with your council.
  • Use of highly visible safety vests for all volunteers.
  • Time limitations of activity may be required to avoid peak traffic times.
  • Clean Up Australia advises that you contact your local council to confirm any specific safety regulations or requirements that may be needed before you conduct your Clean Up activity.
Some gloves are provided in the kit but it is a good idea to ask volunteers to bring extra pairs along on the day. Make sure these are a thick, durable gardening style glove. 
If you would like to purchase additional gloves you can grab some here:
Sharps Container
Sharps containers can be provided if the Site Supervisor has requested one during the registration process.
Please refer to the SITE GUIDE  for the correct procedure regarding the removal of sharps from a Clean Up event