Graffiti impacts the community in different ways. It can create an environment which appears neglected and where crime may be prevalent. There are additional issues relating to aerosols and chemicals used in this form of vandalism, in particular their use and disposal. Finally, there is the cost to the community as a whole, for the management and removal of graffiti.
Georges River Council is committed to the removal of graffiti from community areas. Our two specialist graffiti teams remove graffiti tags and maintain a register of tags, which provides a record of repeat offences. In the event that a graffitist is caught in the Council area, Council’s graffiti register is forwarded to the NSW Police for evidence.
Council staff also provide advice to residents and business owners on how to best tackle graffiti in the Council area. This includes information on paint, graffiti removal methods and deterring graffitists.
Graffiti is a crime and if you witness a graffitist in action you should immediately report the incident to NSW Police.
Advice and Reporting
For advice on graffiti deterrence and removal, telephone Council on 9330 6400.
Response times for the removal of graffiti by Council vary depending upon the site and nature of the graffiti.
To report graffiti in the Georges River Council Local Government Area, telephone Council 9330 6400 with the following details:
- The address of the graffiti.
- The size and content of the graffiti.
- What type of surface it is painted on and what it is written with (for example, is it spray-painted on a cream coloured brick wall).