Fighting graffiti in our City

The City is active in removing graffiti, which comes at an enormous cost to the community. 

Graffiti is a criminal offence and can result in a criminal record, fines and/or penalties.
By reporting graffiti to the police and arranging for rapid removal of the graffiti, you can help us to discourage vandals and reduce graffiti across our City.

Instances where the City will remove graffiti

The City will remove graffiti in the following instances:

  • Public property (City owned assets): All graffiti will be removed
  • Residential property: Only if the graffiti is visible to the public
  • Commercial property: Only if the graffiti it is racist or obscene.

Important note: For privately owned property, the City will cover costs to a maximum of $400 per incident (based on the average cost of graffiti removal) and $1,200 per property per year. Any costs above this threshold must be covered by the property owner.

Steps to reporting and removing graffiti

Step 1: Report the graffiti

Report the graffiti via the State Graffiti Taskforce opens in a new window website.

Step 2: Arrange for the graffiti to be removed

For instances where the City will provide a removal service 
Please complete the form below if the graffiti is on public property, is on residential property and visible to the public, or is on commercial property and is racist or obscene.

Please note: Offensive graffiti, that is of a rude or racial nature is given priority and the City’s contractors aim to have all graffiti removed within three (3) working days.

For instances where the City will not provide a removal service
You may choose to remove the graffiti yourself or pay a professional cleaning service to remove it for you. For tips on graffiti removal and graffiti management specialists opens in a new window visit the WA Police - State Graffiti Taskforce - Goodbye Graffiti website.

Important note: Before completing this form, please ensure that the graffiti fits the criteria above for removal by the City.

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Report Graffiti Form

All fields are required unless marked as optional.

Location of Graffiti

Description of Graffiti

What kind of property is the graffiti on:

Is the graffiti offensive?:

EG: paint, marker, scratched

EG: Rude images, racist or offensive comments, tags etc


Please attach an image of the graffiti (optional)


Contact Details





Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

Office opening hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm
Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)

Language Support

Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.