Public toilets

Public conveniences along the foreshore are cleaned three times daily from November to March and twice daily from April to October. Public conveniences not located on the foreshore are cleaned twice daily from January to December. The City of Port Phillip Public Toilet Plan 2013-23 (PDF 1.1 MB) provides guidance and practical assistance for planning and decision making in the development, maintenance and operation of the public toilet network across the City of Port Phillip.

The National Public Toilet Map identifies the location of more than 13,000 public toilet facilities in Australia including rural areas and along major travel routes. Useful information is provided about each toilet, such as opening hours and access for people with a disability.

Ask a question about public toilets and public toilet cleaning on My Port Phillip.

New and replacement public toilets

Visit the project page for information on current and recent public toilet projects.

Public litter bins

There are approximately 650 public or street litter bins throughout the City of Port Phillip. These are provided for casual public litter and should not be used for the disposal of commercial waste from shops and business premises.

Bins are emptied on different schedules depending on their location.

Emptying schedule

LocationEmptying schedule
Large shopping centresDaily and twice on weekends
Small shopping centres3 times per week
Milk bars and cafes3 times per week
ForeshoreDaily to weekly

The above schedules are a guide only. Some locations are emptied more often based on usage and seasonal factors.


Repairs to street bins are carried out on a needs basis. Our collector crews note damaged bins to be logged for repair.


Requests to install a new street bin can be made online. We assess requests based on needs and costs, including ongoing management costs, before deciding is a request is approved.

You can request repair or installation of a street bin on My Port Phillip.