What the NSW Government is doing
The NSW Government has made a number of commitments to reduce the incidence of graffiti vandalism in NSW.
New NSW laws relating to graffiti
Require young offenders charged with graffiti offences to appear before a court.
Introduce drivers licence penalties for offenders as an additional penalty available for the courts for graffiti offenders.
Strengthen Community Service Orders by requiring courts to order that graffiti clean up work be a condition of a Community Service Order for a graffiti offence where reasonably practicable.
The Government has also
Established a single state-wide hotline –
1800 707 125 – for the public to report graffiti in their community and get it removed
Provided support for voluntary graffiti removal squads in local areas, in partnership with local government and communities.
Continues to work on reducing the incidence of graffiti vandalism in the community through the implementation of
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) projects in hotspot areas in NSW.