Street cleaning schedule


Keeping the precinct, streets, and footpaths clean and tidy isn't just about maintaining appearance, it is an important part in managing our impact on the environment. 

The Street Cleansing Service includes the cleaning and/or sweeping of:

  • Roads and laneways
  • Key precinct areas
  • Footways and shared paths
  • Side Entry Pits (SEP’s)
  • Car parks, bus stops and tennis courts
  • Community events

Our streets are classified as arterial, collector or local. Each street is allocated a cyclic cleansing program based on traffic volume.

Other factors that may impact the frequency or priority of the schedule include; climate and seasonal changes, adverse hot weather, high winds and heavy leaf fall.

If you have an urgent request, please contact us on  (08) 8372 5111. The response time to these requests are based on location and risk.   

Street Sweeping

An overview of each of the services is provided below.

Arterial Roads

The arterial roads are the main roads that bound or run through the City. Duthy Street, George Street and King William Road have been classified as arterial roads due to their traffic volumes.

Arterial roads are swept on a fortnightly cyclic program and include:

  • Unley Road
  • King William Road
  • Cross Road
  • Fullarton Road
  • Goodwood Road
  • South Road
  • Anzac Highway
  • Glen Osmond Road
  • Greenhill Road
  • George Street
  • Duthy Street


Collector Roads

The collector roads are streets that connect key areas of the City. While they still have a high use they do not have the level of traffic volume experienced by the arterial classification of roads.

Collector Roads are swept on a 3-week cyclic program and include:

  • East Avenue
  • Mitchell Street
  • Park Street
  • Wattle Street
  • Fisher Street
  • Ferguson Avenue
  • Leader Street
  • Leah Street
  • Victoria Avenue
  • Victoria Street
  • Arthur Street
  • Northgate Street (between Unley Road and Victoria Avenue)


Local Roads

Local roads cover all the remaining streets and laneways that are used by vehicles within the City.

Local roads are swept on a 6-week cyclic program and are swept in order by suburb.  These include:

  • Everard Park
  • Forestville
  • Wayville
  • Goodwood
  • Unley
  • Parkside
  • Fullarton
  • Black Forest
  • Clarence Park
  • Millswood
  • Kings Park
  • Hyde Park
  • Unley Park
  • Malvern
  • Highgate
  • Myrtle Bank


Heavy Leaf Fall Programs

Heavy leaf falls occur up to approximately nine months of the year, usually between December and July. During these periods of heavy leaf fall, there are about 70 streets that require extra cleaning to remove debris and litter.

We will only clear debris from Council trees, not trees on private property. If you rake any leaves/debris up, please place them in your green bin.

As required, roads are swept additionally throughout this period in order by suburb.


  • Charles Street
  • Leader Street
  • Second Avenue



  • Rose Terrace
  • Joslin Street
  • Clarke Street
  • Davenport Terrace
  • Palmerston Road
  • Young Street



  • King William Road
  • Ophir Street



  • Oxford Terrace
  • Frederick Street
  • Marion Street
  • Boothby Crescent
  • Cleland Avenue
  • Thomas Street
  • Arthur Street
  • Langham Terrace



  • Jaffery Street
  • Windsor Street
  • Regent Street



  • Medway Street
  • Fisher Street
  • Tennant Street
  • Pickering Avenue


Black Forest

  • Grey Street
  • Clarence Park
  • Birkdale Avenue
  • Culley Street
  • Avondale Street



  • Goodwood Road
  • Victoria Street
  • Chelmsford Avenue
  • Northbrooke Avenue
  • Jarvis Street
  • Andrew Avenue
  • Graham Avenue
  • Wood Street
  • Regent Street
  • Hatherly Avenue
  • Mitchell Street
  • Varden Terrace


Kings Park

  • Lambeth Walk
  • Jellicoe Avenue
  • Seymour Avenue
  • Ningana Avenue
  • Valmai Avenue


Hyde Park

  • Commercial Road
  • Westall Street
  • Harley Court
  • Hague Street


Unley Park

  • Victoria Avenue
  • Northgate Street
  • Northgate Street East End
  • Rutland Avenue
  • Elm Street
  • Whistler Avenue
  • Heywood Avenue
  • Cedar Avenue
  • Thornber Street
  • Grove Street
  • Glen Avenue
  • Nanthea Terrace
  • Ashleigh Grove
  • Bellevue Place
  • View Street
  • Miegunyah Avenue



  • Sheffield Street
  • Marlborough Street
  • Winchester Street
  • Dover Street
  • Fisher Street
  • Cheltenham Street
  • Eton Street
  • Cremorne Street
  • Clifton Street


Myrtle Bank

  • Urrbrae Avenue
  • Ferguson Avenue
  • Sedgeford Road
  • Rossington Avenue
  • Culross Avenue
  • Washington Avenue
  • Hexham Avenue
  • Glenrowen Avenue