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See where BeachPatrol & Love Our street groups have been featured in the print, online and TV media.

In the media

Getting the message across

As the impact of BeachPatrol and Love Our Street grows, we are getting more and more media attention. This helps us broaden the reach of our message and change behaviours. It's vital that more people understand the problem with plastic littering and its impact on wildlife in the oceans and on land. The public awareness we generate drives government and industries to pay attention to our cause.

Recent Media Releases

Release Date Media Name Media Type Subject Story Image
11 Feb 2024 Channel 9 Postcards TV

Our very own 3186 Brighton BeachPatrol team group were featured in Channel 9's Postcards show on 11th February. Check out our group leader Sarah and a sneaky appearance by Simon from 3191 Sandringham! A great showcase of our community volunteer groups in action. 

Watch here. 

07 Feb 2024 The Standard On line

Annual clean up at Warrnambool breakwater reveals extent of issue | The Standard | Warrnambool, VIC

Four years of calls to clean up the Warrnambool breakwater have fallen on deaf ears after the heaviest haul of rubbish was recently collected.  In February, BeachPatrol volunteers collected their biggest haul of rubbish yet at the Warrnambool breakwater.

25 Jan 2024 Eco Voice Online article

“We want to empower communities to become stewards of their local beaches and streets. The increased community participation reflects the success of this approach, fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility."

Ross Headifen, president of Beach Patrol Australia spoke to Eco Voice in this interview. Read more.

02 Jan 2024 Institute of Community Directors Online article

“Our findings are clear: our coastlines are under threat and the time to act is now to ramp up our game when it comes to plastic litter and waste."

Read more in this interview with BeachPatrol Australia president Ross Headifen.


12 Nov 2023 Southern FM 88.3 Radio

Alli Harding was joined by Simon Gaites on her Southern FM show. Simon ad Alli are co-leaders of 3191 Beach Patrol, who explained how the scheme works and how much important it is to keeping our environment clean.

Listen to the podcast here to find out more about CDS and then visit www.CDSvic.org.au for more information.

30 Aug 2023 Victorian Parliament Social Media

Our Sandringham LOS group has been praised in Parliament for its monthly clean-up of streets by local member Brad Rowswell MP

See the video on Facebook

25 Jul 2023 Channel7 News TV 7 News

BeachPatrol 3280 rasied such a nosie about a highly plastic polluted beach that they had a story air on Channel 7 news.



05 Jul 2023 ABC News On line News

BeachPatrol 3280 are showing that a lot of plastic washing ashore on the southern shores is coming from off marine vessels not from land based sources.



01 Jul 2023 Warrnambool Field Naturalists News Letter Newsletter

BeachPatrol's LitterStopper app got a write up in the Newsletter

08 May 2023 Standard.net.au Warrnambool On line News

Nick Yandell has spent the past month creating bowls and cutting boards out ofplastic litter with a homemade press.  Mr Yandell, a member of Warrnambool to Port Fairy branch of Beach Patrol, saidhe was shocked with the amount of plastic washing up on our coastline.  "I went for a walk on Levy's Beach the other day and you can't take a step withoutfinding plastic, nothing much bigger than a five-cent piece but it's everywhere," hetold The Standard   "Sometimes it's a bit disheartening, you think 'how are we ever going to clean thisthing up?'."