3193BeachPatrol Covering the Ricketts Point Beaches

3193 BeachPatrol - Ricketts Point

3193 BeachPatrol is based at the unique Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, Beaumaris, which was established by the Victorian Government in November 2002.

We meet on the first Saturday of the month at 11 am at the Ricketts Point Teahouse, Beach Road, Beaumaris.  We are also hoping to soon establish a group during the middle of the week.  In addition, members often do their own individual clean-ups.

We operate under the auspices of both Marine Care Ricketts Point (www.marinecare.org.au), a not-for-profit group which works with Parks Victoria to protect the Sanctuary, and BeachPatrol Australia.  People who join 3193BeachPatrol Ricketts Point are also encourage to join Marine Care Ricketts Point.

Over the nearly 12 years of its existence, the variety of marine, bird and indigenous plant life has increased dramatically at the Sanctuary.  It is increasingly becoming a breeding ground for numerous fish and marine life not seen in the Bay for years.  As a marine sanctuary, all marine animals and plant life are protected and may not be caught or removed from the Sanctuary.

Ricketts Point also features in paintings by a number of famous Australian artists, including Tom Roberts and Fredrick McCubbin.  It is still used as a haunt by artists today. 

3193 Beach Patrol Ricketts Point is a friendly, open group which welcomes people from all over Melbourne, of all backgrounds and ages, including those with children, to get involved. 

We are passionate about protecting the Sanctuary environment.  Removal of litter on the beach and foreshore is a key protection activity.  This litter, including plastic, can slowly kill marine creatures as it is consumed mistakenly as food, or wraps around their fins, throats and legs.

Ricketts Point has a shallow swimming beach, making it ideal for very young swimmers, rock pools, as well as reefs which make it popular with snorkelers. 

How much difference has 3193 group made in this year?

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Most Recent 3193 Group Activities

3193 July 2019 Ricketts Point Beach Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

Last Saturday, we had 26 volunteers out on the beaches near the Beaumaris Yacht Club, Ricketts Point. Together we collected 14 bags of rubbish in total, roughly 30 Kg of litter. A lot of small plastic items were collected, most common being fragments, wrappers, polystyrene and cigarette butts (roughly 650). I couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous morning for my last beach clean as coordinator, I really am grateful to have been a part of BP and MCRP and again so lovely to see lots of you!

3193 BP Ricketts Point Beach Clean - May 2019 by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

Well done all those that braved the weather with us on the beach at Ricketts Point yesterday, 4 May. It was a bit wild and wet but everyone still managed to pick up plenty of litter! There were 14 volunteers that helped to clean up the beach, collecting 11 bags of rubbish in total, roughly 28 Kg of litter.

3193 BP beach clean 6 April - Ricketts Point by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

Thanks to Beth, Ian and Scott for leading the beach clean on 6 April whilst I was away. Beth's comments from the day:

It was a lovely, relaxing day on the beach, great to have some new joiners! There were 18 volunteers that helped to clean up the beach at Black Rock on the day, collecting 15 bags of rubbish in total, roughly 30 Kg of litter. Well done and thanks everyone for your hard work!

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3193 BP Contact details

If you live in the area and want to contribute to keeping your beaches clean then Sign up with 3193BeachPatrol 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

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Last 3193 Group Data

Activity DateNo. bagslitter - KgHrs

Last 3193 Group Activity

3193 February Beach Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

Wow, it was a very wet beach clean on February 1st but we collected so much rubbish! The huge shower hit us about half way through the clean but did not deter the 16 people who turned up. We met at the Black Rock Yacht Club and cleaned the south beach as well as Half Moon. It's very sad the amount of cigarette butts we found. The children focused on picking up as many as they could - more than 400!

In this year

Most Common Items selected
Cigarette butts
Plastic fragments >5 cm
Plastic fragments < 5cm

Spotting plastic nurdles

This year todate - Recording started after Oct 2015


In previous years