Welcome to BeachPatrol and Love Our Street

Our Purpose


BeachPatrol and Love Our Street are litter collection volunteer groups in Victoria, operating in 40+ postcodes. Groups meet monthly to pick up plastic litter from local beaches, streets or parks and meet like-minded people who are passionate about preserving our environment, wildlife, marine life and ecosystems.

The groups log their data in the LitterStopper app, which feeds into our litter collection database and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action's LitterWatch database.

With this data, we advocate for changes that will reduce litter, raise awareness of littered beaches and streets and support local and state governments in tackling the issues. 


Reasons to Join BeachPatrol and Love Our street


Pieces of Plastic Picked up and Categorised


Total Beach and Street Cleans


Beach and Street cleans

Since Jan 2014

LitterStopper app

Our app enables anyone to log the 32 most common types of litter. Preset with BeachPatrol and Love Our Street groups, LitterStopper makes it easy for our groups and individuals to enter their collection data. The data we collect is used for analysis by the Victorian government. The data can be viewed at www.litterstopper.com. LitterStopper is free to download from the app stores. Watch an Instructional video on how to use LitterStopper: https://vimeo.com/687797716

Our Recent News

Two new BeachPatrol groups were recently launched. This brings our total number of groups to 30 operating around the bay with over 6,000 people now engaged. Can we get some out of State groups to start in other locations?

Love Our Street too

Recognising that the litter on our beaches and in the sea largely derives from sources on land, Love Our Street volunteers actively make a difference to the litter in our local public spaces. We aim to normalise litter-free places and to show by our actions that we want clean neighbourhoods

Go To My Beach

Go To My street

How much difference has BeachPatrol and Love Our street made

  • 21,928

    Kgs Of Rubbish Collected

  • 10,160

    Shopping Bags Of Rubbish

  • 8972

    Volunteer Hours

  • 126,364

    Kgs Of Rubbish Collected

  • 51,947

    Shopping Bags Of Rubbish

  • 57834

    Volunteer Hours

Overall Totals

In this Year BeachPatrol Groups have collected

Most Common Items Collected

Chart Hard Bits < 5cmNurdlesButt CigaretteMicro Plastic < 5mmFood WrapperHard Bits > 5cmPoly/FoamBottle Plastic DrinkCan Metal DrinkBottle Top

In this Year Love Our Street Groups have collected

Most Common Items Collected

Chart Butt CigarettePoly/FoamFood WrapperSoft Pieces > 5cmCan Metal DrinkBottle Plastic DrinkHard Bits < 5cmSoft Pieces < 5cmCoffee CupHard Bits > 5cm

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