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Graffiti

Council is committed to removing graffiti from local community areas. Our 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 Georges River area, our graffiti register will be forwarded to the NSW Police for evidence.

We also provide advice to residents and business owners on how to best tackle graffiti. This includes information on paint, graffiti removal methods and deterring graffitists.

Defacing public or private property is a crime. If you witness a graffitist in action you should immediately report the incident to the Police.
 

The difference between graffiti and street art

Georges River Council uses public art to reduce incidences of Graffiti. Quality pieces of wall art are proven to reduce graffiti vandalism and anti-social behaviour in the area. The image below is an example of street art which has recently been installed in Hurstville Plaza.

Public art in Hurstville Plaza


Graffiti is the illegal writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public space.

Street Art, is the expression of legal artwork in the public space, sanctioned by the appropriate authority such as Local Government.
 

Advice and Reporting

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 region, contact us 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?)


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