Australians mark Clean Up Australia Day on the first Sunday of March each year. On this special day, community groups and charitable organisations arrange events and activities to help clear litter from parks, rivers, beaches and neighbourhoods. Thousands of volunteers help to clean up and to learn about recycling. Australians celebrate or commemorate a number of special days throughout the year. These special days give us the chance to reflect on the past, appreciate our lives, and look to the future together.
The history of Clean Up Australia Day
Clean Up days in schools and events around the world
Australia’s Great Northern Clean Up
How to take part in or organise a clean up
How to reduce, reuse and recycle every day
Composting and backyard helpers
Litter, pollution and climate change
Special Days The Special Days series looks at some of Australia's important days, the history behind each day, and how Australians celebrate or commemorate the day. Inside each book, you'll find statistics, fun facts and photographs, as well as current information on how each special day plays a part in Australia's rich culture. Every book is a valuable resource designed to support Australian students and teachers and cover Australian Curriculum topics.