Reporting graffiti as soon we you notice it is an important step in stopping offenders from displaying their work.
Offensive graffiti should be reported urgently on 9705 5200.
Graffiti we can remove
In most cases, we can remove graffiti from:
- industrial property
- sports facilities (not including YMCA facilities)
- council signs
- council facilities and buildings
We need your help to stop graffiti. Working together with Victoria Police, we can reduce the impact of graffiti in our community.
Graffiti other organisations can remove
If the graffiti is on one of the areas shown below, you can contact the organisation responsible to have it removed.
|Major roads, traffic lights, signal boxes, some road signs||VicRoads|
|Public transport (train stations, trains, trams and buses)||Public Transport Victoria|
|Glass bus shelters||oOH!|
|Australia Post mail boxes||Australia Post|
|Telephone boxes and phone booths||Telstra|
|Water utilities||South East Water|
What happens next?
- We aim to remove the graffiti within 1 business day, after getting approval from the property owner or occupier.
How we are addressing graffiti
We are addressing graffiti in through enforcement and eradication:
Enforcement – In partnership with Victoria Police, we identify and stop offenders, prohibit graffiti and control the possession and sale of aerosol spray paint cans.
Eradication - Our contractors work to remove graffiti within 1 business day of getting permission from the property owners.
Help prevent graffiti
You can help prevent graffiti by:
- Planting bushy trees and shrubs or climbing vines against external walls and fences.
- Using darker colours to paint solid external surfaces such as walls, pillars and fences.
- Applying anti-graffiti coatings to surfaces that are likely to be graffitied.
- Installing motion sensor lighting to cover areas that may be graffitied.
- Keeping your property well-maintained and presentable - messy and unmaintained properties invite graffiti.
- Submitting a request to remove graffiti immediately to deter further attacks - taggers want their work displayed.
Report graffiting in progress
If you see graffiti in-progress, you can report it by calling 000. Victoria Police will attend to the situation.
You can also report graffiti damage on your property by contacting your local Police Station. Reporting graffiti is very important because it helps to catch offenders through tag identification and tracking.