Great Northern Clean Up

This year Council is hosting several community Clean-Ups across the city during September:

These community clean-ups will be coordinated by Council staff to help better target litter hotspots and improve the effectiveness of the clean-ups through better site coordination, promotion and collection of data.

To register, simply select your preferred Clean-up below and follow the Facebook link!

PLUS post your clean up pictures to the ECOevents Cairns Facebook for your chance to win a trip for two to the Great Barrier Reef. Terms and & Conditions Apply.

Luisa Street Park, Collinson Creek
Saturday 1st Sept
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

Mount Sheridan
(Forest Gardens - Sawpit Gully Reserve, Homestead Park, Forest Gardens Park or Kite Close Park)
Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rd September
Start Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

White Rock
Bak Park
Saturday 22nd Sept
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

Pumeri Park
Saturday 15th September
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

Moody Street to McCormack St (Creek/Drain)
Sunday 2nd Sept
Time: 7:30am – 11:30am

Yellow Arrow trailhead / carpark
Saturday, 8 September
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

Goomboora Park
Sunday 16th September
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

Redlynch Village Green, Harvey Road or Early Settler Park
Sunday 9th Sept
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

Edge Hill
Fresh water creek 5km walking track.
16th September
Time: 7:00am - 11:00am

A littered area preferably around Smithfield Village/Trinity Park/Yorkeys Knob
Saturday 1st Sept
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

Old Barron Bridge
Sat 8th Sept
Start Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

Flexible with locations - willing to help where needed.
Sat 8th Sept
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
Are we using the same as Sivan?

Kewarra Beach
Southern end of beach near the lifesavers hut
Sun 30 Sept
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

Every September Cairns Regional Council supports the Great Northern Clean Up (Northern Australia’s version of Clean up Australia Day) through community promotion and the collection of rubbish bags at pre-arranged pick up points. Support provided by Council includes:

  • Planning and Environment: provides a single point of contact for community and school enquiries and
    identification of pick-up points.
  • Infrastructure Services: a collection of rubbish at pick-up points.
  • Water and Waste: free entry to waste and recycling facilities.

Note: Council will also provide clean up resources (e.g. bags and gloves) for school clean-up events held at any time of year. For more information email

Last updated: 22 August 2018