A new Melbourne Clean Team hit the streets at the beginning of March for a three month trial, targeting two of the CBD’s busiest and most popular precincts.

The team has been on duty 12 hours a day, seven days a week, picking up rubbish and debris, pressure washing footpaths, wiping street furniture, tackling issues and more.

The two precincts targeted are:

  • Precinct 1: within Lonsdale, Russell, Bourke and Swanston streets
  • Precinct 2: within Little Bourke, Swanston, Flinders and Elizabeth streets.

From 3 April, a third precinct (Lygon Street in Carlton and Errol Street in North Melbourne) has been added to the trial and will run for eight weeks

We’re keen to get your thoughts and experience with the team. Your answers will help determine the success of the trial. Please complete this short survey.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Trial period

    1 March to 1 June 2023

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Service was publicised

    Early March 2023

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Seeking feedback from businesses in the trial area

    4 May to 5 June 2023

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