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Graffiti is illegal and involves the unauthorised marking of public or private property. It often has a negative impact on the community, detracting from the appearance of neighbourhoods and it can even make an area look unsafe.
Graffiti vandals gain 'status' from having their tags displayed for long periods of time in as many places as possible. To break this cycle it is important we act to remove graffiti quickly from public spaces.
We have a number of programs to remove graffiti in public places, and assist residents with the removal of graffiti from private property. Our dedicated graffiti removal team removes 600 instances of graffiti each year on parks, public spaces, and privately owned property.
For more information about Council's free graffiti removal service, contact the Coordinator Cleaning on 9707 9592.
This project prevents graffiti on Traffic Signal Boxes by painting artistic designs onto the boxes. All traffic signal boxes in the Canterbury and Roselands wards have been painted and we maintain this strategy by engaging local community artists to touch up boxes as required. This is also a great initiative in that it encourages art which is aesthetically pleasing in nature and gives a medium for local artists to display their work.
Council is currently investigating the possibility of extending the Boxed Art Project across the entire local government area.
It is important to record graffiti. You can do this by photographing the incident and reporting it to the Police. This information assists Police in identifying tags and prosecuting offenders.
If you see someone engaging in graffiti vandalism please report it immediately:
To report graffiti on Council owned public land (including a Council building, bus shelter, park or car park):
To report graffiti on state owned property, please use the guide below: