Graffiti is vandalism of our public domain and is the crime of malicious damage to property. Ashfield Council has a very strong position on the crime of graffiti.
One way to help manage this problem is to report new incidents of graffiti on private, Council or public infrastructure.
If you notice graffiti on Council property, please report it to Council and our dedicated Clean Team (ACT) will record and remove the graffiti with a high-pressure water spray.
If your private property gets vandalised, report the incident to the police. You can also purchase a graffiti removal kit for $24.60 from Council's Customer Service Centre. The kit will assist you to remove the graffiti quickly to prevent long-term damage.
Graffiti on public utility infrastructure, such as railway stations or road signs, should be reported to the relevant organisation.
Graffiti hotlines and emergency numbers for public utility organisations are provided below:
Together we will work to reduce graffiti in our municipality.
Ashfield Clean Team
Ashfield Council is delighted to introduce the: -
Our team dedicated to the revitalisation and maintenance of the Ashfield Town Centre.
The Ashfield Clean Team has been established in response to strong community demand about the need to revitalise the Ashfield Town Centre and prevent and remove graffiti.
Look out for the Ashfield Clean Team undertaking tasks including:
Removing graffiti from within the Ashfield LGA with the aim of removing all graffiti in, or visible from public areas as quickly as possible. Offensive graffiti is given priority, with a commitment for it to be removed within 48 hours of being logged.
The team is equipped with specialised graffiti removal equipment, highly visible uniforms and a branded vehicle to ensure they are readily identifiable in the community. For more information contact 9716 1800.