Trash. Tunes. Treasure.

Seaside Scavenge


Trading trash for treasure

Picking up trash is not exactly on everyone's weekend bucket list. BUT what if you could trade that waterway litter for something worthwhile. Like TREASURE in the form of funky second-hand clothes, shoes, jewellery, books & much more. Give a second lease of life to pre-loved goods while cleaning up the Aussie coastline. Add live TUNES, some plastic-free living workshops, marine talks as well as a bunch of friendly folks and you have every ingredient for a sweet beachside session with SEASIDE SCAVENGE.   


Litter scavenged
7,998 kg

Clothes traded
6,076 KG

Seaside Scavengers
3,953 ppl



Educate communities to understand there is no ‘away’ when it comes to rubbish and empower them to make a stand against convenience culture.


To inspire communities to scavenge, catalogue and dispose of litter appropriately and change their consumption of single-use plastics to keep our ocean clean.


How it works



and trade your litter for something better


Participants go scavenging for litter on surrounding waterways and in parklands. Every piece of litter is of equal value at Seaside Scavenge since none of it belongs there in the first place!

 Litter is then sorted into recyclable and non-recyclable. Every 10 pieces of litter earns the Scavenger a token. This token is the currency accepted in our second-hand seaside markets. 


 The markets are filled with everything from clothing to toys to books to homewares. It all depends on the generosity of locals who donate their pre-loved 'stuff' in the lead-up to the event.  Then we price each donated item at either 1, 2 or 3 tokens.