Graffiti Removal

Report all incidents of graffiti and vandalism on your property to the police. No matter how minor the incident, the information you provide helps the police to apprehend offenders and identify locations frequently targeted by vandals.

Read council's Crime Prevention Plan

Residential and commercial properties

If offensive graffiti is both visible and accessible from public land, council will remove graffiti on residential and commercial properties free of charge, after obtaining approval from the owner of the property. In other circumstances residents can request and obtain council’s free graffiti removal kit.

Council can provide a quote for graffiti removal on residential and commercial properties (call Customer Service on 9710 0333). The graffiti will be removed on a fee for service basis.  Council's free graffiti removal kit is also available on request.

Council property

Council will remove graffiti and repair vandalism on council property.

To report graffiti on council property or on private property for removal:

  1. Report it online.
  2. Download the “Report It” mobile app for iphone or android and report it using your mobile phone.

Report graffiti

Find out about council's Vandalism Reward Scheme.

Graffiti Removal Kits

Council provides free graffiti removal kits to residents and business owners. The kits contain environmentally friendly graffiti removal products and protective equipment. It will remove most spray enamels, acrylics and permanent markers from surfaces including metal, stainless steel, ceramic tiles, porcelain, timber, brick, concrete, natural stone and most surfaces treated with graffiti resistant coatings.

Only 1 kit per applicant per year will be provided. Graffiti removal products can also be obtained from hardware stores. The kit may only be used on the property of the applicant.

Chemicals in the kit can be harmful if used incorrectly. You must read the material safety information that comes with the kit prior to using the graffiti removal products.

Request a Kit

Proof of residency or business ownership is required before a kit is issued. Acceptable identification includes a copy of your rates notice, drivers licence or business details.

Apply for a Graffiti Removal Kit 

Bring the form to the customer service centre and the Kit can be provided on the spot.

Graffiti on non council property

Download the council Report It App to take a photo of the graffiti and submit directly to the following organisations.

 Agency/Authority Graffiti on
Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA)
Phone: 1800 816 770  

All major roads including street signs and sound walls.

Telstra Pay Phones
Phone: Phone: 180 22 44
Telstra Payphones.

Telstra Payphones.

Ausgrid
Phone: 13 13 65
Report online
Ausgrid owned property including power poles and green junction boxes.

Ausgrid owned property including power poles and green junction boxes.

State Rail Authority
Phone: 131 500
Railway overpasses, train stations and sound barriers.

Railway overpasses, train stations and sound barriers.

Australia Post
Phone: 13 13 18
Australia Post property including post boxes.

Australia Post property including post boxes.

Sydney Water
Phone: 13 20 90
Property owned by Sydney Water.

Property owned by Sydney Water.

Adshel
Phone: 1800 501 402
Adshel bus shelters.

Adshel bus shelters.

For schools, TAFE colleges and universities, phone the educational institution directly.

NSW Government Graffiti Hotline

If you are unsure who owns the property, report it the NSW Graffiti Hotline by phoning 1800 707 125.

NSW Graffiti Hotline

Location

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More information

Policies and documents

Sutherland Shire Crime Prevention Plan 2013-2017 Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy

Forms

Graffiti Removal Kit Application

Enquiries

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Graffiti Damage to council property Graffiti Removal Kit

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