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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How much difference has 3193 group made in Previous years?

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Most Recent 3193 Group Activities

3193 December Christmas 2018 Ricketts Point Beach Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

We had 41 volunteers helping to clean the beach at Beaumaris Yacht Club for our Christmas December Beach Patrol. So lovely to see you all and what a scorcher of a day, 32C!

In total we collected roughly 40 kg of rubbish, the equivalent of 15 full bags of litter, including roughly 410 cigarette butts, 12 glass bottles, 10 plastic bottles and 12 cans. Other items were polystyrene, dog poo & bags, bottle tops, straws, soy sauce packets, and a bunnings hat! 

3193 November 2018 Ricketts Point Beach Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

Over 30 people turned up to our November Beach Patrol, on a beautiful 21°C day – balmy with a light wind – so good to see so many smiling faces. 

Thirty-two people collected 79kg of rubbish. Over 37 bags were filled, with 1027 cigarette butts, 92 glass bottles, 50 plastic bottles and 26 aluminium cans.

3193 October 2018 Ricketts Point Beach Clean by 3193@beachpatrol.com.au

A super job by everyone who helped clean up the beach and foreshore around the Beaumaris life savers club at Ricketts Point! There were 20 volunteers on the day and overall 18 full bags of litter were collected. 

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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