Graffiti can make people feel unsafe and attract more graffiti and other forms of anti-social behaviour.
We are always looking for ways to minimise graffiti in public areas, on buildings and on private property. We act quickly to remove illegal graffiti or provide guidance for its removal.
Some of our strategies include lighting, trees and street art opportunities such as murals and more recently Traffic Signal Box art.
Council's Graffiti Management Policy PDF, 145.1 KB explains how we try and reduce graffiti, through actions such as:
- making it easy to report graffiti
- prioritising removal
- using graffiti prevention programs
- supporting graffiti removal on private property
- working with our community
- reducing the cost of managing graffiti.
We also use strategies such as lighting, trees and street art opportunities to try and reduce illegal graffiti. More recently, we've also worked with local artists and Transport for NSW to decorate Traffic Signal Boxes across our city.
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 The Flagstaff Group.
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.
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