Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day is reported to be Australia's biggest community participation event.  Last year, an estimated 550,300 volunteers removed 16,150 tonnes of rubbish at 7,341 sites right across the country - but we can do better!  So lend a hand on Sunday 6 March 2016 and help Clean Up Australia.

Clean Up Australia Day is a fantastic opportunity for the Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City to be involved in a community service which has an immediate and lasting impact on our environment. It is a positive way of showing we care for our beautiful city.

WHEN: Sunday, 6 March 2016
WHERE: Orleigh Park, West End. Meet on the corner of Riverside Drive and Forbes Street.
TIME: Meet at 8:44am, clean up from 9:00am -11am.
WHO: Everyone is welcome – Rotarians, friends, family, work colleagues, potential members or anyone else you care to invite.
WHAT: Wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Gloves and garbage and recycling bags will be provided. (You might prefer your own protective gloves.)
SITE SUPERVISOR: See Tim Adikari to sign up for the clean-up team or register online at

Clean Up Australia Day Facts

  • Last year an estimated 550,300 volunteers removed 16,150 tonnes of rubbish at 7,341 sites right across the country.
  • 80% of the rubbish collected on Clean Up Australia Day is recyclable.
  • Cigarette butts make up the largest percentage of a single item collected on Clean Up Australia Day.
  • Since the event started Australians have devoted more than 27 million hours towards caring for the environment through Clean Up Australia day and collected over 288,650 tonnes of rubbish.


"Simple, easy actions can protect the health of our water resources and help save drinking water supplies. There is not one individual who cannot help to make a difference to the health of the environment" - Ian Kiernan AO. Founder of Clean Up Australia Day

To register online:
To view a map, please click here: Orleigh Park, West End.

Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City supplies urgently needed Shelter Boxes to Fiji’s cyclone victims

The Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City has responded promptly to the Fijian cyclone disaster with the immediate supply of six Shelter Boxes.

Announcing the donation today, the President of Brisbane Mid-City Michael Sargent said:

“The Shelter boxes will deliver some of the essentials that our Fijian neighbours need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston.

“As well as a tent, each Shelter Box will contain items tailored to the local needs, including groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit and mosquito nets.

“There will also be a children’s pack containing drawing books, crayons and pens.  We know from experience that children who have lost most if not all their possessions, these small gifts are treasured.

“As Rotarians in central Brisbane, we cannot overcome the tragic loss of life in Fiji, but we can provide material and urgent help to those suffering from the cyclone’s devastation.

“Rotary is well organised internationally to assist by supplying the Shelter Boxes which cost $1000 each.”

For further information about Shelterbox see

Further information: Michael Sargent

3219 1464 / 0402 226807 

Media release Tuesday 23 February 2016 

    • Meeting Times

      Every Friday (except statutory holidays) in the function rooms on Level 4 of The Brisbane Club Tower, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. The best entrance is from Post Office Square (the level above Adelaide Street) through the double glass doors and then right through another set of swing doors to the Brisbane Club lift.

      Arrival is from 12.15 pm with lunch at 12.45 pm. Meetings conclude at 2.00 pm sharp. Visiting Rotarians are extremely welcome.

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