Graffiti and your community

Below are some tips as to how you can help prevent graffiti in your local community:

Report graffiti

Graffiti vandalism is not just unsightly. It can also reduce people’s sense of safety by:

  • giving the impression that nobody cares about the affected area

  • attracting further crime and delinquency to that place.

Graffiti vandalism is also against the law and should be reported.

Take action and report graffiti vandalism to the NSW Graffiti Hotline (free call 1800 707 125)

Clean up graffiti

You can contact your local council to see if they run a volunteer program, or if they can put you in contact with community groups who are involved in volunteer graffiti removal programs. In addition to creating a cleaner community, joining a volunteer program can broaden your life experience, help you meet new people in your community and give you the satisfaction of developing and participating in community life. For example, NSW Rotary is actively involved in graffiti removal at a number of sites across NSW.

Graffiti Removal Day

The NSW Government has established an annual state-wide graffiti removal and prevention day known as 'Graffiti Removal Day'. The aim of the day is to encourage people to volunteer their time and get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti. For more information go to the Graffiti Removal Day website.