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Worldwide there are millions of tonnes of rubbish that enter our oceans every year with a million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals killed annually as a result of plastic pollution. Mosman Council is encouraging residents to step up and help this global problem at a very local level by becoming a HarbourCare Volunteer.

What is HarbourCare?

HarbourCare is a volunteer program whereby locals collect rubbish from along Mosman foreshore and report the data back to Council.

What if I already collect rubbish?

Brilliant! We know that there are many local residents who are already collecting rubbish on their own as they walk the dog or stroll along the beach and we would love to celebrate these people, so please become a HarbourCare Volunteer

What support will Council offer?

Council will provide you with personal protective equipment (PPE) and assistance in rubbish collection if required.

What will Council use the data for?

Data collected with help Council co-ordinate their education programs and messages to continue to reduce residents reliance on single use plastics.

HarbourCare Teen Program

Are you a teenager looking for community service hours for Duke of Edinburgh Award, School Programs, Girl Guides or Scouts? Are you keen to make a difference in our local community? Or are you just passionate about the environment?

Council has a volunteer program especially for you. Register for our Harbourcare Teens Program and collect small pieces of rubbish from our beautiful Mosman beaches and foreshore.


Program hours will be on weekends and school holidays. The sessions will be 2 hours.

To see upcoming events in the HarbourCare Teen program click here.

Keen to get involved?

If you are interested in becoming a HarbourCare volunteer sign up now!

Become a volunteer

HarbourCare volunteer Position Description and other volunteer opportunities in Mosman Council are below:

Any questions on the HarbouCare program, please contact on 02 9978 4043.

For more information about volunteering, contact the Volunteers’ Office on 9978 4126 or email

Last updated Thursday 8 July 2021
Last updated Thursday 8 July 2021