Graffiti as defined in the Graffiti Prevention Act 2007:

To write, draw, mark, scratch or otherwise deface property by any means so that the defacement is not readily removable by wiping with a dry cloth without property owners permission.

If you see graffiti or other anti-social behaviour, please report it. The quicker we know about it, the quicker graffiti can be removed.

Our responsibility

We are responsible for removing graffiti on all Council-owned properties and assets.

This includes buildings, public toilets, public rotundas, public barbeques, playgrounds and equipment, street furniture, footpaths, bike paths, Council signage and reserve fencing.

For Council-owned property:

Our response times

We remove graffiti from public property in a timely manner.

We aim to remove offensive graffiti on our property within 24 hours and of non-offensive material within five working days.

Other Authorities Assets

Graffiti on other Authorities assets should be reported to the relevant authority to request removal.

Private property

Property owners are responsible for the removal of graffiti from private property.

We can help in most instances, through methods such as:

Need to know more...

Call our Graffiti Hotline 03 5272 4319 during business hours or email [email protected].

Page last updated: Monday, 20 September 2021