Rubbish dumped near bushland

The City encourages residents and visitors to help keep our natural environment clean and litter free. 

Littering is an offence under the Litter Act 1979 and the City's Resident Liaison Officers patrol and issue fines to offenders.

Litter and illegal dumping

Litter is rubbish such as paper, cans and bottles left lying in an open area or public place. Littering can take on many forms, from leaving rubbish behind after a picnic or not securing a load carried on a trailer or ute.

If you don't like seeing litter and would like to do something about it, please register with Keep Australia Beautiful Adopt-a-Spot.

Illegal dumping is deliberate littering in:

  • Streets
  • Parks
  • Building sites bins
  • Vacant land
  • Bushland
  • Reserves
  • Industrial and building sites
  • Outside building shops and median strips.

Investigations into littering which are either found, through regular patrols, or reported, can lead to an infringement or prosecution.

You can report illegal dumping by calling (08) 9394 5000 or by email. Please provide as much detail as possible including registration plates, make of vehicle and description of offender and items dumped.

Abandoned shopping trolleys

Woolworths, Big W and Dan Murphys trolleys

Make a report via the Trolley Tracker website or call 1800 641 497.

Coles, Kmart, Target, 1st Choice Liquor trolleys

Make a report via the Coles Abandoned Trolleys webpage or call 1800 876 553.


Call 1300 554 777


Call 132 534

Untidy/unsightly properties

The City's Removal of Rubbish, Refuse and Disused Materials Local Law was established to ensure that properties are maintained in a manner that is in keeping with the amenity of the area.

Refer to the Information Sheet below for information on:

  • What is considered refuse, rubbish or disused material
  • Clearing of refuse, rubbish or disused material
  • Failure to comply with a Notice (if issued).


More information and contacts

If you have any questions please call the City on 9394 5000 or send an email.

Visit the Keep Australia Beautiful to see how you can get involved in litter reduction and promote sustainability.

Page Last Reviewed 24 January 2020