BP 3280 Covering the Warrnambool and Port Fairy Beaches

3280 Beach Patrol

We live on the rugged shipwreck coast of SW Victoria. During summer our beaches are populated by holiday makers, sunbathers and SLC’s. During winter the waters off Warrnambool are a nursery to the southern right whale. We have a little Penguin Colony and Hooded Plovers and other migratory shore birds nest on our beaches. 

In November 2017, 1,000,000s of Nurdles polluted our local beaches and as a community we came together to clean them up; collecting all the other marine debris that washes up along our coastline along the way.  

We meet up as a group on the first Saturday of the month. Please join our Facebook group or email list for details of our next beach clean-up.


How much difference has 3280 group made in this year?

Kgs of rubbish collected Shopping bags of rubbish Volunteer Hours Bottles & cans

How much difference has 3280 group made in Previous years?

Kgs of rubbish collected Shopping bags of rubbish Volunteer Hours Bottles & cans
1210 654 910 187

3280 BP Contact details

If you want to contribute to keeping Warrnambool beaches clean then Sign up with 3280 BeachPatrol to become a member. As a member you will get:

  • Email updates on news and upcoming activities
  • Free 3280 BeachPatrol Tee shirt 
  • Share some together time at a local cafe after the beach cleaning session
  • Participate in 3280 BeachPatrol social functions

Facebook Link - 3280 Facebook

Next 3280 Clean

Cleaning Date Time Activity Details
15-Feb-2020 10am Belfast Coastal Reserve (Levy’s Beach) – For our clean and 3rd summer BBQ 10.00am to 1.00pm Meeting at Levy’s Beach Carpark and walking west past Spookies Beach (5km return walk)Details: Look for the flag and marquee in the car park. Come along and collect marine debris with like-minded people and help protect our local wildlife from the scourge of discarded plastics. We have bags and gloves, but make sure you wear sturdy footwear and sun-smart clothing.

Last 3280 Group Data

Activity Date No.bags litter(Kg) Hrs
23-Nov-2019 42 98 80

In this year

Most Common Items selected
Plastic fragments >5 cm
Plastic nurdles (preproduction pallets)
Bottle tops

Spotting plastic nurdles

This year todate - Recording started after Oct 2015

None 100+ 1000+

In previous years

None 100+ 1000+
0 1 9