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Graffiti is a crime. It is writing or drawings made on walls or other surfaces without permission and within public view - graffiti is the act of defacing premises or property without permission.
It does not include approved public art.
The best way to manage graffiti is to Prevent it, Remove it and Report it.
If you see graffiti happening, report it to Police.
Graffiti can cause people to feel unsafe.
It creates the impression that nobody cares about the area, and if left unattended it often attracts more graffiti and may even encourage other more serious crimes.
If the graffiti is racist or contains discriminatory themes it can personally offend individuals or community groups.
Council has committed additional resources to managing graffiti removal, we:
Alternatively, Council can undertake graffiti removal work for a fee.
You can Prevent it, Remove it or Report it.
Simple things you can do to deter graffiti include:
It is the responsibility of property owners or occupants to remove graffiti on private property. Council strongly recommends that you remove graffiti as soon as it appears, or as soon as you can, as it is the best way to discourage repeat attacks and the graffiti will be easier to remove.
Also, your quick response sends a positive message to the community.
Let us know if you spot graffiti in your neighbourhood.
If you see graffiti actually happening, report it to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or contact the Police Assistance Line.
Last updated on 20 September 2022