If you see any graffiti contact the police (phone 06-759 5500) to report this crime and contact us to discuss its removal.
In general, we will remove free of charge any graffiti than can be seen from a public space – such as a road, reserve, walkway or car park – regardless of whether the graffiti is on public or private property. Removing graffiti from your property quickly (within 24 to 48 hours) is the most effective deterrent of graffiti vandalism reoccurring.
When you are reporting graffiti please include:
- The exact location.
- What the graffiti is written on (e.g. wooden door, concrete wall etc).
- What it is written in (e.g. spray paint, crayon etc).
- What colour it is.
- If it is obscene or offensive.
- Your name and phone number.
If you see graffiti on road signage, Telecom or Powerco property you can contact:
Phone: 0800 100 282
Phone: 0800 769 372
Road signage south of State Highway 3A
Phone: 06-759 8880
Road signage north of State Highway 3A
Fax: 07-854 8600
Graffiti is a crime
Under the Summary Offences Act 1981 (wilful damage offence category) graffiti on public or private property is a crime punishable either by imprisonment, community work orders or fines of up to $2,000.
Our staff take photographs of all reported graffiti, and provide the police with copies to help them track down the offenders.