The GNCU is aimed at providing an opportunity for the communities within the northern parts of Australia to participate in the Clean Up Australia experience at a time more suitable to the tropical climate. This event does not replace the national Clean Up Australia Day event held in March, it merely provides the community with another opportunity to get involved if they wish.
Since its inception in 2009, the event has gone from strength to strength. In 2012 over 4,500 and volunteers participated and removed an amazing 290 tonnes of rubbish. What a big effort!
The date for the 2013 Great Northern Clean Up will be announced soon.