Beach Patrol

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Want to do something to help the beautiful beaches of the Mornington Peninsula?

You may have noticed people in coordinated t-shirts cleaning up our beaches? They’re part of Beach Patrol. Founded in Melbourne in 2009, Beach Patrol has grown to 29 groups around Port Phillip Bay. Volunteers meet for one hour each month to clean the beaches. Click on the link to find out more information about each group, where they meet, their next clean up and how much they have collected!

Whether you're visiting over the summer or a resident, come along and join a clean-up. Check out your nearest group and when they meet on Facebook.

Mornington Peninsula Shire proudly supports seven currently active groups - the links take you to their Facebook pages.

And one group not currently active: Tootgarook

Between 2015 and October 2023 volunteers have contributed 4027 hours and have removed at least 10,557kg of rubbish from our beaches. This includes:

  • 4966 glass bottles
  • 7697 aluminium cans
  • 12417 plastic bottles
  • 39428 cigarette butts

Record your clean-up efforts by entering your data into the Litter Stopper App. All data can be viewed online.

Our Beach Patrol groups need your help, volunteers are needed to keep our beaches clean and pristine. Get in contact with your local group to join a clean-up.

To start your own Beach Patrol Group, contact waste@mornpen.vic.gov.au.