Graffiti and vandalism

The Graffiti Prevention Act 2007 is concerned with graffiti that is publicly visible and marked on property without the owner's permission. Graffiti is defined in the Act as to "write, draw, mark, scratch or otherwise deface property by any means to that the defacement is not readily removable by wiping with a dry cloth".

Graffiti is a highly visual problem that has associated costs for communities. These include the financial costs associated with removal and prevention, and also social implications, as graffiti affects the visual amenity of our communities and influences perceptions of public safety. The factors that lead to and help address graffiti are multi-faceted and each community has specific issues that will influence how it best responds to graffiti vandalism.

To report graffiti or vandalism, contact us on (03) 5422 0333 or report an issue. You should also notify Victoria Police in your area.