- Last updated:
- 12 Sep 2016
Graffiti impacts on the community socially and financially. Graffiti that is not removed can attract more vandalism. Its management is everyone’s responsibility.
To support a shared response to the management of graffiti, council has developed a Graffiti Action Toolkit. This resource is tailored to help schools, businesses and the community understand, manage and prevent graffiti vandalism.
Rapid graffiti removal is seen as best-practice in graffiti reduction. Rapid removal reduces the level of reward for graffiti vandals. Prompt graffiti removal also prevents assets from seeming not cared for.
Council has a rapid removal policy for graffiti management. You can report sightings of graffiti on public assets and community facilities via council’s customer service centre. Do not attempt to remove the graffiti yourself.
Owners of assets subject to graffiti vandalism are encouraged to remove the graffiti as soon as possible. The preferred timing is within 48-hours, or immediately if the graffiti is racist or obscene.
If witnessing an incident occurring contact:
- triple zero (000)
- Policelink on 131 444
- report the matter to your local police station.
Private or Commercial Property: If safe to do so, photograph the graffiti vandalism and report it to Police.
Public Assets or Community Facilities: If you see existing graffiti in your community, you can report it by:
- reporting the vandalism to council’s customer service centre
- accessing MyCouncil Services and submitting a General Service Request
- downloading the free iCouncil app from the iTunes App Store and uploading images.
In 2012, council received funding to deliver the Drawn Together Project. Drawn Together is a place-based, crime prevention project. It connects community members concerned about graffiti vandalism, young people and those at risk of engaging in illegal activity.
Through the project a Sunshine Coast Graffiti Management Program and Graffiti Action Toolkit were developed.