Darwin Harbour Clean-Up


The 12th annual Darwin Harbour Clean-Up is being held at various locations around Darwin Harbour on Wednesday the 13th of October.

As well as removing rubbish from the waters and coastline of the Harbour, the clean-up aims to raise awareness about the effects of rubbish entering our waterways and will encourage everyone to “Bin it or take it with you.”

Clean-up teams will be operating on shore and on the water throughout the morning. Weighing and recording of data will be held in the afternoon at two sites – at the end of Fisherman’s Wharf on the rock wall side, and on Cox Peninsula at the Cloppenburg Park, also known as the sports ground.

Teams of volunteers will be collecting rubbish along the foreshore at Rapid Creek and Coconut Grove. Members of the Wagait Beach Community will be cleaning up around Cox Peninsula.

Vessels will be out on the water checking mangroves and the shoreline for rubbish from Fisherman’s Wharf to Elizabeth River. Surf Lifesaving NT will be providing back- up and emergency assistance on the water.

Please be aware that it is stinger season and we urge all participants to have the appropriate PPE and to follow all safety guidelines.

For further information: Phone 8948 3733 or email senior.ranger@larrakia.com

The 2021 Darwin Harbour Clean-Up is organized by Larrakia Nation with funding support from City of Darwin, Santos, INPEX, Territory Natural Resource Management & SeaLink. Further resources, staff and volunteers are provided by our supporters and participants.



Amateur Fishermen’s Association NT / OzFish Unlimited Australian Marine Conservation Society
Australian Volunteer Coast Guard
City of Darwin
Darwin Port
Department of Defense (RAAF Darwin)
Department of Environment and Natural Resources Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics INPEX
Keep Top End Coasts Healthy
Kenbi Rangers
Knucky Women’s Centre
Larrakia Rangers
Northern Land Council
Northern Territory Seafood Council
NT Fisheries
NT Recycling Solutions
NT Water Police
Parks and Wildlife Northern Territory
Paspaley Pearling Company
Sea Darwin
SeaLink NT
Northern Territory Surf Life Saving NT
Tangaroa Blue Foundation
Territory Natural Resource Management
Wagait Beach Community
Wagait Beach Supermarket
Wagait Shire Council
Border Force

Please be aware of the weather conditions this year. We urge all participants to stay hydrated.