Coastal Scavengers is a NOT FOR PROFIT organisation registered as a CHARITY with the ACNC of Australia.


Who we are

Steven Cox - Founder / CEO / Director.

Brad Farrimond- Public Relations / Director. 

Cody Hislop- Operations Manager / Director.



How we intend to start.

STAGE ONE - Cleaning up your backyard is where all clean-ups should start.  Brisbane is our home port and Moreton Bay is our backyard.. We will start cleaning from Gold Coast waterways then Southern Moreton Bay, all the rivers flowing into Moreton Bay, Brisbane river and the northern bay.  We will clean the coastline of every island, river and stretch of coast in Moreton Bay before the next stage. 


What we are going to do.

Coastal Scavenging:

1- Clean up Moreton Bay and Brisbane river.

2- Obtain a vessel to head north cleaning the coastline including the most inaccessible places along the Queensland Coast.

3- Obtain the funds to circumnavigate Australia on a mission to clean every remote, un-inhabited,hard to access stretch of coastline, island,reef and river.



Engage with our youth, general puplic and other organisations to provide education about marine pollution, recycling, preventing marine pollution and the marine industry.

Animal Welfare

The Coastal Scavengers will from time to time find animals suffering from the effects of marine pollution and will render assistance to all animals in need of help and care.  The Coastal Scavengers will work closely with authorities and other organisations when dealing with animal welfare.

Data Collection

We will collect data on every clean-up and every event clean-up that we do.  This will be available to the general public.  We also plan to log all atmospheric data taken from our vessel as we circumnavigate Australia.


Fresh water aid.

We intend to have our vessel fitted out with a reverse osmosis water treatment plant  We will be able to produce clean water for those in need (farmers, rural communities, remote islands, Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders living on water deprived islands and coastal communities.)


The Coastal Scavengers plan to run events to help fund raise, clean coastal areas and engage with our supporters.  We will hold two different types of events.  All events will enable people to coastal scavenge with us.

Drive there event - These events will be held in places that our members and general public are able to drive to in order to attend.

Sail there events - These events will be held on stretched of the coast line that are inaccessible from the mainland and islands only accessible via a vessel.

Our passage plan will be made public and anyone with a vessel is welcome to follow us and help clean. (See further instructions in the passage plan section)


The Coastal Scavengers will conduct research into large scale filtration of microplastic from our waters while collecting data on microplastic.



Our values

We value this earth we live on and believe that it's not acceptable for our most 

vulnerable asset and the beautiful creatures that rely on this asset to suffer the effects of marine pollution.  


Leaving this earth in slightly better condition than how we found it will ensure our waterways, oceans and wildlife will continue to be enjoyed by our kids and generations to follow.


Future Goals

The Coastal Scavengers has many future goals.  Growing the organisation and becoming a national operation would be the pinnacle.  We would love to have a fleet of vessels that could operate 24/7 on non stop cleaning voyages around Australia.