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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 request a Council quote or access Council’s graffiti trailer.
For more information:
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.
Graffiti is a crime. If you see graffiti actually happening report it to Police.
If you see suspicious activity:
You can report graffiti to:
Last updated on 19 November 2020
Nowra City Administration Centre36 Bridge Rd, Nowra NSW 2541
Ulladulla Branch Office14 Deering St, Ulladulla NSW 2539
Shoalhaven City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work and their continuing cultural connections to land and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, culture, traditions and hopes of the future.