About Us

Who we are

Keep Victoria Beautiful is one of Australia’s oldest environmental groups, with a rich history in community reward and recognition.
For the past few years, we were under the benevolent wing of Sustainability Victoria.  Now, we’re standing tall and independent – the champion of community action and litter prevention.
We organise the most sought-after awards recognising and inspiring community leadership and action. The universally known and long-standing Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities, and its metropolitan cousin, Sustainable Cities have had thousands of entrants over the years.
Our Stationeers program delivers the beautification of railway stations through strong community action in partnerships with Metro, Vic Track, PTV and V/Line.
Additionally, working with Vic Roads, we boost the many groups who make our roadsides brighter through the Adopt a Roadside program.
We will continue over 50 years of Dame Phyllis Frost inspired action helping Victorians face our most pressing environmental problems.

Our Team

Sabina Wills


I have worked in the environmental field for almost thirty years starting in sewers and working through landfills and recycling. I joined the KVB team in 2016 and have loved being part of our vibrant and passionate team.
My role is to build networks and partnerships which support and improve the ability of KVB to deliver our programs. My background is in project management, customer service, data and communication skills, solid waste minimisation and survey design and analysis.
I love where I live and am always keen to find out more – currently I’m trying to identify which scats belong
to owls. I am addicted to tea and currently my drink of choice is lemon and ginger flavour. Give me bell to chat about KVB. I am always up for a cup of tea!
e: sabina.wills@kvb.org.au

Gary Mogford

Program Manager

I have worked at KVB for ten years and still love my job. I manage our Stationeer and Adopt A Roadside programs which means I spend a lot of time on the road visiting our amazing volunteers in Victoria. I am passionate about community action and litter prevention I love visiting all our groups but I particularly love visiting Victoria’s wine regions.
Please contact me to speak to me about our programs. We always looking for more groups and volunteers.
e: gmogford@kvb.org.au

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Liz Isler

Events Manager

I have worked in Information Technology for a great many years having started work as a computer programmer and then various roles that eventually lead to Project Management.  As much as I enjoyed my work, I felt that I needed a new challenge, one where I was contributing to the community, and so started working as Event Manager for Not-For-Profit organisations.  It has been a humbling and rewarding experience working with organisations that make a difference, such as Keep Victoria Beautiful whom I joined in 2017.  I enthusiastically look forward to being part of this noble organisation and working to deliver great events!
e: eisler@kvb.org.au



Andrea Surace

Award Programs Public Relations

I have been involved in Local Government as both Mayor and Councillor for over 15 years, and have a passion for community and Victoria – both metropolitan and regional.
I attended the Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards in September 2017, and was impressed and inspired to help generate and expose the fantastic involvement and connection through KVB, Councils, community and volunteers.
I am keen to encourage all members to be involved in the Awards, and be recognised for the contributions that all communities make to our environment and liveability.
e: asurace@kvb.org.au
m: 0421 793 322

Samuel Lawson

When I was young I would follow my Grandma around her garden, as she pointed to seemingly every plant and rattle off a myriad of everyday uses.

I quickly developed a love and appreciation for our flora. I have never rivalled her knowledge, but her influence led me to study analytical and environmental chemistry, which connected me to Keep Victoria Beautiful.

Science can understand the environment I love, but the community action driven by KVB can protect and nurture it. So, I am here to stay!
I am currently working as a data analyst, and on a new project for KVB.
Mobile: 0466 696 761

Philippa Bell

I’m a second year zoology and ecology student at Monash University.

I have always been passionate about the environment and the world we live in. I grew up in the beautiful Yarra Valley and have grown to appreciate the splendour in natural environments and the Australian bush.

I’m excited to be a part of Keep Victoria Beautiful as their newest intern, and look forward to working on their latest programs and initiatives to promote a cleaner, healthier Victoria.


Our Board

Cr Dick Gross AM

Peter Bollen

Kirsty Richards

Enzo Bruscella

 Carly Wickenton


Our History

Keep Victoria Beautiful

  • 2018 Keep Victoria Beautiful celebrates its 50th Anniversary – November
  • 2018 2018 Wangaratta Stationeers celebrates its 20th Anniversary
  • 2017 Gary Mogford is a finalist in the 2017 Volunteering Victoria 2017 State Awards (Lifetime Achievement Award category)
  • 2016 KVB receives Myer Foundation grant for urban biodiversity
  • 2015 KVB becomes independent from Sustainability Victoria on 1 July
  • 2009 KVB joins with Sustainability Victoria on 1 July
  • 2008 Keep Victoria Beautiful celebrates its 40th Anniversary – November
  • 2007 Tidy Towns VIC celebrates its 25th anniversary
  • 2005 Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria Gift Fund entered onto the Register of Environmental Organisations and receives endorsement as a deductible gift recipient
  • 2004 Sustainable Cities launched, replacing City Pride
  • 2004 Clean Beach Challenge launched
  • 1994 Stationeers – Right on Track program formed
  • 1992 City Pride program launched
  • 1982 Tidy Towns launched
  • 1972 Adopt a Highway commenced in Victoria
  • 1968  15th November, Dame Phyllis becomes the first chair of Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria
  • 1968 Early focus on litter prevention, reduction & beautification throughout Victoria
  • 1968 Established by Dame Phyllis Frost AC, DBE, DSocSC (Hon)
  • 1965  The State Wide Civic Pride program begins in Victoria,  a forerunner to Tidy Towns
  • 1963 The National Council of Women of Victoria, Dame Phyllis starts a committee to conduct an anti litter campaign in Victoria in 1964

Our Impact

Over 560 kilometers of Victorian Roads looks after each year

Thousands of volunteers working tirelessly around the state to make it cleaner and more beautiful

Over 53 stations around Victoria are cleaned and maintained by over one thousand volunteers each year

Hundreds of community development projects initiated each year which are judged and rewarded in the Regional Tidy Town competitions

Hundreds of community projects judged and rewarded in the metropolitan Sustainable Cities competition each year 

Removing over 69 tonnes of rubbish and litter from roadsides annually