Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful Week is held in August every year to raise awareness of the things we can all do to reduce litter.
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Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Week is held in August and is a time to raise awareness about the simple things we can all do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the environment and encourage action to reduce litter.

We encouraged all Western Australians to register a clean up event via our Adopt-a-Spot program.

You can read about the fantastic events held across our state on our Facebook page or watch our video below.

Why Keep Australia Beautiful Week is important

Easy ways to participate


  • Organise a clean-up in your neighbourhood or quick tidy up in your street. Register your clean up and we will provide resources such as bags, tongs and gloves.
  • Reduce your impact in KAB Week and look for ways to rethink your purchases and refuse single-use items that can become litter. 
  • Register as a Litter Reporter and report littering when you see it. Litterers can receive a $200 fine.
  • Get involved in a KABC program such as Adopt-a-Spot or become a Litter Reporter.



  • Follow us and share our daily Facebook and Instagram posts with your networks. 
  • Put links to our information on how to get involved in your newsletter or email communications. 

History of Keep Australia Beautiful Week

In 1972, Keep Australia Beautiful Week was born. To celebrate the occasion, the then Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, released a historical video 'Live Without Litter. His words resonate with us all still today.