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?

Kgs of rubbish collectedShopping bags of rubbishVolunteer HoursBottles & cans

How much difference has 3198 group made in Previous years?

Kgs of rubbish collectedShopping bags of rubbishVolunteer HoursBottles & cans

Most Recent 3198 Group Activities

3198 Seaford BP August Clean by 3198@beachpatrol.com.au

Hi Team, 

Largest Collection of Rubbish in over a year!
August 25th 2019 Beach Clean
50 volunteers!
68.6kg total - 4 large bags
51.8 kgs - 3 large bag of rubbish
16.8 kgs - 1 large bag of CDS
including 95 bottles and cans

Notable items - frisbee, glove, boat door, fishing wire, asbestos, metal, chair, oar
Straws collected - not counted

Thank you for joining us in today!
I've only been with Beach Patrol for a year but today was the largest about of litter removed from the beach I have ever seen! We had 50 amazing volunteers (24 not in the photo) join us to help clean up our beaches! In total we picked up 68.6kgs including 95 bottles and cans. 51.8kgs of rubbish and 16.8kgs of recyclables!


25 people in photo + photographer = 26 volunteer hours 

24 people left between 10.40 and 11. approx 18 left with 15 minutes to go so subtract 15 minutes x 18 = 4.5 hours subtract 

4 left on 11 and 2 left half hour prior - so subtract another hour - 

- .75 for group leader who only got 15 minutes on the beach picking up litter = 43.75 volunteer hours 

3198 Seaford BP Beach Clean July 2019 Keast Park by 3198@beachpatrol.com.au

July 28th 2019 Beach Clean
17.7kg total - 2 large bags
12.1 kgs - 1 large bag of rubbish
5.6 kgs - 1 large bag of CDS
including 129 bottles and cans

Nurdles collected today for study
(not all nurdles foundtoday were put aside and counted)

Hi Team, 
Thank you for joining us in today! 
You are all so fantastic! We had 30 amazing volunteers (including one baby and four young children) join us to help clean up our beaches! In total we picked up 17.7kgs including 129 bottles and cans. 12.1kgs of rubbish and 5.6kgs of recyclables! 

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


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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

Cleaning DateTimeActivity Details
25-Oct-202010amBeach Clean 10am-11am at Opposite McCulloch Avenue (Opposite Seaford Caravan Park)

Last 3198 Group Data

Activity DateNo. bagslitter - KgHrs

Last 3198 Group Activity

3198 Clean Up Aus Day Clean march 2020 Seaford Pier by 3198@beachpatrol.com.au

Thanks for attending the Clean Up Australia Day Clean at Seaford Pier March 2020
We had 24 wonderful volunteers who collected 26.5kgs total, 13kgs of recycling and 13.5kgs of litter, including 91 bottles and cans.


FC Council ute present at site when arrived at 8.30am from a distance appeared to have 4 orange bags in the back of ute


Site appeared a lot cleaner than have previous experienced.


A volunteer was noted to remark that it seemed as if someone had cleaned it up very recently. 

Last year in 2019 there a FCC representative collecting rubbish however I asked him for what he collected and he gave it to us so we could include it in our count. 

Lots of cigarette butts however, one amazing volunteer collected approximately 100 butts + on her clean 


A lot of the cans/bottles very old 


2 dvd cases

1 syringe

5 odd pairs of shoes

2 pairs of underwear


Fishing rod 

Part of a boat 

Bait container

Fishing line

3 balls 

Oil container


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