Graffiti Management

Find out how about graffiti management including how to report graffiti for removal in the City of Melville.

We have a number of actions in place to address graffiti vandalism in our City, but crime prevention is everyone’s business and we all have a role to play. 

What is Graffiti Vandalism?

Graffiti vandalism is all forms of graffiti defacing public or private property without the property owner’s consent. 

Who is responsible for graffiti vandalism removal and repair in the City of Melville?

We offer a rapid removal service on both public and private property for graffiti vandalism that is visible to the public. We aim to remove offensive graffiti vandalism within 24 hours and non-offensive graffiti vandalism within 48 hours of it being reported to the contractor.  Prompt removal helps defeat vandals as it diminishes their level of recognition.

To report graffiti vandalism for removal contact the City of Melville 24 hour graffiti maintenance line on 1800 626 119 or lodge an online request.

What should I do if I have graffiti on my property?

Report it for removal as soon as you can, by contacting our 24 hour graffiti maintenance line on 1800 626 119 or lodge an online request.

Graffiti is a criminal offence so all instances of graffiti on your property should also be reported to police. Call Goodbye Graffiti on 1800 442 255 or visit the WA Police Goodbye Graffiti webpage to report online.  Police rely on information from the community to make arrests.

What should I do if I see graffiti elsewhere in my community?

You should report all graffiti for prompt removal as soon as you can. You can report graffiti for removal in the City of Melville on our 24 hour graffiti maintenance line on 1800 626 119 or lodge an online request.

If the graffiti isn’t in the City of Melville, or you’re not sure if it is in the City of Melville you can report it to Goodbye Graffiti  on 1800 442 255 or online at WA Police Goodbye Graffiti webpage. The information will make its way to the correct authority for removal. 

If you see an offence in progress call 131 444 for police attendance.

What is the City of Melville doing to manage graffiti in my community?

We have a number of actions in place in our 2014 – 2016 Graffiti Management Plan to manage graffiti vandalism in the community. These actions contribute to creating a safe physical environment which is a strategy in our 2012-2016 Community Safety Crime Prevention Plan.

The actions of our Graffiti Management Plan focus on:

  • Rapid removal of graffiti vandalism
  • Active use of the State Goodbye Graffiti Database - this includes uploading pictures of all graffiti removed to this database which is accessed by WA Police
  • Providing the community with easy and efficient methods of reporting graffiti for removal
  • Graffiti prevention and education initiatives such as information resources, urban art projects at graffiti hot spots and development and distribution of The Writing’s on the Wall educational resource.
  • Working with key stakeholders to address graffiti such as sharing graffiti intelligence about prolific offenders with WA Police and being a representative on the State Graffiti Taskforce.

What can I do to manage graffiti in my community?

Crime prevention is everyone’s business and there is lots you can do to achieve our shared vision of a Safer Melville.

  1. Report all graffiti for removal by contacting our 24 hour graffiti maintenance line on 1800 626 119 or lodge an online request.
  2. Report any information you have about graffiti offenders to the Goodbye Graffiti hotline (1800 442 255) or  WA Police Goodbye Graffiti webpage. There are monetary rewards for information that leads to the arrest or caution of an offender.
  3. Check out The Writing’s on the Wall educational resource.
  4. Complete our Home Safety Checklist for your property to find out how you can improve the safety and security of your home.
  5. Show your creativity and beautify your suburb by adopting a local bus stop
  6. If you’re a young person interested in urban art check out our Phaze program.

Where can I get more information about graffiti?

Visit the WA Police Goodbye Graffiti for more graffiti removal, reporting and prevention advice.