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What do I do if I find graffiti or tags?

Council property

Report graffiti on Council property to 1300 368 333 or email us with as many details as possible including the location/address, photo, description of tag, size, kind of surface and if it is obscene or offensive.

Professional contractors or our Graffiti Response Unit will ensure it is cleaned up

The details of every 'tag' are uploaded to a database which is shared with Police.

Council property, includes buildings, signage, bus stops, parklands, roads, public toilets or playgrounds.

You can also download and register for the VandalTrak app. The app enables you to report graffiti on your smart device and sends to Council and Police. Alternatively you can report it using the form below.

Report graffiti >

Private or commercial property

Private property owners are responsible for removing graffiti. You can report graffiti to your local police station, the details of reported graffiti are stored on a police database.

If the graffiti is offensive it should be removed within 48 hours.


Tips for removing and preventing graffiti

Let's wipe out graffiti (PDF, 1018KB) - We provide a FREE graffiti clean up trailer or bin to community groups, residents and businesses. The trailer requires a vehicle with towing capacity of 1500kg. The bins are available at our Community Links and Mooroolbark Community Centre. 

Call 1300 368 333 to make a booking.

Learn more about preventing and removing graffiti

Public property

Assets of public utilities are often targets of graffiti, refer to the table below for contact details.

 Property     Authority  Phone Number
Trains, stations, signal equipment etc Metro trains  1800 800 007
Post offices, Australia Post mail boxes Australia Post  13 76 78
Power poles SP AusNet  1300 360 795
Major roads,signs and traffic signals VicRoads  13 11 71
Water supply and infrastructure Yarra Valley Water  1300 304 688
Water supply and infrastructure South East Water  13 16 94
Parks, river trails and reservoirs Melbourne Water  13 17 22
Major bus stands Dept. of Transport, Planning & Local Infrastructure  9208 3333
Glass bus shelters Adshel  9921 9600
Telephone boxes, buildings, pits Telstra  13 22 03

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