3198 BeachPatrol Covering the Seaford Beaches

3198 BeachPatrol
The Seaford Foreshore Reserve is one of the few remaining substantial, continuous strands of natural coastal vegetation near Melbourne. Seaford is notable for this reserve, which divides the beach from Nepean Highway along the whole length of the suburb. This reserve was the site for an extensive dune restoration program undertaken by the Port Phillip Authority in 1972, under the title of the "Seaford Experimental Project". 


The program involved extensive areas of fencing, revegetation and the installation of walking tracks, seats, tables and shelters. The Seaford beach is a long stretch of beautiful beach and 3198Beachpatrol wants to keep it that way. We meet once a month to spend an hour cleaning litter off our beach, then go to a local café afterwards for a coffee and chat. We meet on Sunday mornings. Sign up to get on our email list for cleaning notifications. See us on facebook too

How much difference has 3198 group made in this year?

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How much difference has 3198 group made in Previous years?

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Most Recent 3198 Group Activities

3198 Seaford March Beach clean by 3198@beachpatrol.com.au
Sunday March 26th was a wonderfully sunny morning for a stroll along Seaford beach.
With the fantastic help of 25 people (large and small) we managed to remove thousands of tiny plastics, cigarette butts and general trash from the beach and sand dunes.
Mostly small items around this area.
3198 Seaford February Beach clean by 3198@beachpatrol.com.au
The sun was beaming and water glistening on Sunday the 26th of February in Seaford.
We were pleased to see the beach looking relatively clean (but when you looking closely all those pesky micro plastics appear).

Great to see the regulars still attending and a few new faces added to the mix.
3198 January 2017 clean up by 3198@beachpatrol.com.au
Thank you team for joining in the first 3198 Beach Patrol Clean of 2017. It's so nice getting to know the people that live around you while doing great work for our planet.

Last Sunday the 15th of January this amazing crew removed 19kg of litter off the beach, including 30 bottles and cans, we really need the container deposit scheme to come in and hopefully encourage people to dispose of their waste better! Many members commented on the obscene amount of cigarette butts on the beach. Thank you to all for your relentless work both at our events and through the changes that many are making at home, we would all love to live in a world where what we do isn't necessary

Our next 2017 clean is
Sunday February 26th, meeting 10-11am at Keast Park
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3198 BP Contact details

If you live in the area and want to contribute to keeping your beaches clean then Sign up with 3198BeachPatrol to become a member. As a member you will get

  • Email updates on news and upcoming activities
  • Free BeachPatrol Tee shirt
  • Share some together time at a local cafe after the 
  •     beach cleaning session
  • Participate in BeachPatrol social functions

Next 3198 Beach Clean

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Last 3198 Group Data

Activity DateNo. bagslitter - KgHrs

Last 3198 Group Activity

June 23rd 2019 Clean 3198 BP Beach Patrol McCulloch Avenue by 3198@beachpatrol.com.au

June Beach Clean - June 23rd 2019 Clean
44.6kg total - 3 large bags
34.8 kgs - 2 & 1/2 bag of rubbish
9.8 kgs - 1/2 bag of CDS & 1 poison bucket & glass fish tank
including 54 bottles and cans


Hi Team, 
Thank you for joining us in today! 
You are all so fantastic! We had 28 amazing volunteers join us to help clean up our beaches! In total we picked up 44.6kgs including 54 bottles and cans. 34.8kgs of rubbish and 9.8kgs of recyclables! We also had some of the straws picked up today from some of the bags of rubbish sorted through and put aside, in total there were 198 plastic straws. We must stop using plastic straws! 

The next clean is on July 28th at 10-11am Keast Park.

  1. ½ bag cds

  2. 54 bottles & cans & 1 glass fish tank & 1 large black poison container

  3. 9.8kgs total

  4. 4 nurdle count

  1. 3 large red rubbish bags filled

  2. 44.6kgs

  3. 18 approx

  4. 34.8kgs of rubbish



-large poison container

-metal pole unweighed

- some (not all) straws separated & counted

- 198 straws counted

-bags & clothes found wet


In this year

Most Common Items selected
Plastic fragments < 5cm
Plastic fragments >5 cm
Plastic nurdles (preproduction pallets)

Spotting plastic nurdles

This year todate - Recording started after Oct 2015


In previous years