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Wollongong City Council

Graffiti

Illegal graffiti damages public and private property, costs our community money, and can make people feel less safe.

Our Graffiti Management Policy PDF, 72.71 KB explains the steps we take to try and reduce the amount of graffiti in Wollongong.

All illegal graffiti should be reported as soon as you see it.

Report graffiti by phone to:

  • Council on (02) 4227 7111; and
  • Police on 131 444.

Use the button below to report graffiti online.

Removing graffiti is the responsibility of whoever owns the property that’s been vandalised.

We remove graffiti from Council-owned property as quickly as possible, especially when it’s racist, defamatory or offensive.

If you need to remove graffiti from your own property, you can try:

  • A free graffiti removal kit which you can pick up from Council; or
  • Household cleaning products such as dishwashing or laundry liquid, eucalyptus oil or mineral turpentine. Test on a small area first, and follow instructions on the label.

If you can’t remove graffiti yourself, we may be able to arrange for our volunteer community partners to help. This only applies where the graffiti can be reached and removed from public land.

Our current community partners include Dapto Rotary, Corrective Services, and Essential Personnel.

Please call us on (02) 4227 71111 for assistance.

Volunteers are welcome to join our Community Partnerships program and help remove illegal graffiti on non-Council buildings. People taking part will remove graffiti from publicly accessible land only. No ladders, climbing or high-pressure equipment is involved.

You can join this program as an individual, or as a community group.

We’ll provide graffiti removal training and equipment to help with removal.

To take part or for more information, email us or call (02) 4227 7111.

Some simple steps that can help prevent graffiti include:

  • Planting  trees or shrubs in front of large walls to make them less accessible and visible
  • Lighting may help in some areas prone to graffiti
  • Creating opportunities for legal graffiti and public art
  • Designing buildings so they are less likely to be targeted, using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design PDF, 145.1 KB.