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.