3199 BeachPatrol Covering the Frankston Beaches

3199 BeachPatrol
A finalist in several Keep Australia Beautiful's Clean Beach Awards as well as being named Victoria's Most Popular Beach, Frankston also plays host to the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship and is home to Sand Sculpting Australia. 

With the assistance of Frankston City Council, 3199 Beach Patrol was founded in March 2015 With a view to sustain our local beach environment whilst protecting our delicate and unique Port Phillip marine ecosystem. 

3199 Beach Patrol's group of dedicated volunteers meet on the third Saturday of each month to clean our much loved Frankston beach. We provide a friendly and rewarding opportunity for people of all ages to participate in not only making a visual difference, but also helping to protect Port Phillip. 

Sponsorship and donation enquiries welcome via the Contact link on our website or by emailing 3199@beachpatrol.com.au New Members are always invited to register for 3199 Beach Patrol via the New Member Sign Up tab on our website.

How much difference has 3199 group made in this year?

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Most Recent 3199 Group Activities

3199 April Clean Up - Frankston Waterfront by 3199@beachpatrol.com.au

A beautiful day today saw 32 dedicated people join together in making a conscious decision to contribute to their community by voluntarily removing litter from Frankston's main beach today. In all, the team collected an astonishing 28Kgs from what initially appeared to be a clean beach.
"Again, micro plastics and cigarette butts have proven to be the biggest finds with drink containers following closely behind. This just reiterates why recycling initiatives such as a container deposit scheme are needed." said 3199 Frankston Beach Patrol Manager, John Billing.
The group was also joined once again by members of Frankston's Fit Body Fit Mind, new sponsors of the local Beach Patrol group. "Sheridan and the team not only help us by coming down and joining our litter collections, but they have just recently offered a very much welcomed financial contribution as well. The money will go towards the costs associated with various advertising initiatives targeted at spreading the message of waste minimisation and correct litter disposal and recycling methods - all of which help contribute to Frankston's sustainability targets whilst helping to protect our delicate marine ecosystems." added John.

3199's 2016 Clean Up Australia Day/March Clean Up by 3199@beachpatrol.com.au

When CleanUp Australia Day came around, it seemed only fitting that we registered a site and took part in this National day of litter collection. In total, we had 43 people attend which to date is our biggest attendance on record for our group. It is a good thing too when you look at the figures!

We expected to find a large number of cigarette butts, even anticipated to come across the odd syringe which incidentally we didn't even find one, but one thing that we didn't anticipate was the 3Kg's of Dog facies that were collected. 

I'd also like to thank all of our members who came along as well as Peta Murphy - Labour Candidate for Dunkley, and Paul Edbrook - State Member for Frankston, Sheridan and the team from Fit Body Fit Mind in Playne St, Members of Frankston Beach Association and the many members of the community who came along and supported us today. Without your help, we may not have been able to remove as much litter as we did, so again, I thank you.

3199 February Clean Up by 3199@beachpatrol.com.au

It was good to be able to hand out a few more 3199 Frankston Beach Patrol T-Shirts thanks to Frankston City Council who funded them on Saturday.

The weather was kind to us although the wind had a bit of chill to it at times. Nonetheless, 16 people joined in removing another 14Kgs of litter from a 1Km stretch of beach. After that, a small group gathered at The Dharma Hub on Nepean Highway for refreshments.

Nurdles were the biggest problem once again here. No matter where you look, they are everywhere. It's the highest concentration I know of along the areas we cover.
Next were cigarette butts. Again, another big problem everywhere.
Lastly, microplastics. Often hard to see, I managed to find some and compare them next to some nurdles as seen in the image.


A big thank you to all who made it and I'm sure you'll agree with me, it was another fun and rewarding day.


Don't forget, March 6, we have our big clean up for Clean Up Australia Day. If you haven't registered for the event, please do so by clicking here. All the details are there.



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3199 BP Contact details

If you live in the area and want to contribute to keeping your beaches clean then Sign up with 3199BeachPatrol 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 3199 Beach Clean

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Last 3199 Group Data

Activity DateNo. bagslitter - KgHrs

Last 3199 Group Activity

3199 Frankston Beach Patrol fresh clean first Sat 2019 event by 3199@beachpatrol.com.au
We had an amazing fresh clean 2019 Sat beach clean start with many enthusiastic volunteers removing 17 kgs of litter from Long Island beach. Apart from butts & small plastic pieces, we even found money & an inflatable beach swan! Great work from 35 volunteers to give back to the community by helping keep our beach nice & safe for us & marine life!

In this year

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

Spotting plastic nurdles

This year todate - Recording started after Oct 2015


In previous years