Report graffiti

If you want help reduce graffiti in the local area, the best thing to do is report it directly to the City.

Inform the City

Removal is a priority

City of Sydney staff inspect ‘hotspots’ every day and aim to remove any new graffiti they find within 24 hours, or as soon as consent is obtained from the owner of the building that has the graffiti.

The local area is inspected every 5 days and again the aim is to remove graffiti within 24 hours.

The City acts quickly to remove graffiti because our residents have told us that clean walls are a sign they live in a clean and safe neighbourhood.

Between July 2013 and June 2014, the City removed 734,048 incidents of graffiti and bill posters. The graffiti covered an area of 297,415 square metres.

The best thing you can do to help reduce graffiti in our community is report it when you see it.

The City's response to graffiti in the local area is covered in our graffiti management policy.

Reporting graffiti to the City

Our graffiti management program covers a wide area and range of property types. To report graffiti use our online form.

If you spot someone applying graffiti, using spray paint or markers, contact your local police or the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 immediately.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Graffiti being removed

Report graffiti on other properties

If you spot graffiti on the property of one of these organisations, you can call them directly to report it:

  • Australia Post: 13 13 18
  • Energy Australia: 13 15 35
  • JCDecaux Australia: 02 9565 9929
  • Metro Transport: 02 8584 5288
  • Moore Park Trust: 02 9339 6699
  • Sydney Trains: 1300 038 500
  • Roads and Maritime Services: 13 17 82
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 02 9231 8111
  • Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority: 02 9240 8500
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: 13 17 82
  • Sydney Water: 13 20 92
  • Telstra: 13 22 03
  • University of Sydney: 02 9351 2222
  • University of Technology, Sydney: 02 9514 2000

Last updated: Thursday, 25 August 2016