Graffiti is a crime of wilful damage under the Queensland Criminal Code Act (s469).
Graffiti is illegal, ugly and expensive to remove. Council is committed to removing and preventing graffiti in our city - but we need your help to do it.
To report graffiti in your neighbourhood, complete Council's Graffiti Reporting form and help Council stay on top of graffiti vandalism.
Graffiti is a crime that affects us all. It can lower property values, make people feel unsafe, reduce business patronage and encourage other types of crime.
Most graffiti occurs on exposed walls and fences and is usually in the form of messages in letters or images, written in spray paint, permanent marker or even etched into the surface with a sharp instrument. Graffiti vandals have no respect for private or community property and no regard for the negative impacts of their actions.
Their aim is to impress their peers and strengthen their reputations, by putting their graffiti tags in as many places as possible.
Graffiti that is left intact attracts more graffiti and the longer it remains, the greater the gratification for perpetrators. It also suggests that the community does not care or is unable to deal with the problem.
Keeping business premises graffiti free helps to reinforce a professional image with customers, while keeping our neighbourhoods graffiti free reinforces pride in our city and helps to maintain feelings of safety and well-being.
Council supports a range of programs aimed at preventing graffiti - such as encouraging property owners to be more aware, working with retailers of paint products and working with police and other government agencies on crime prevention and education.
Graffiti Prevention Video
To report graffiti on Council, Energex or other private properties, call our Graffiti Hotline on (07) 5581 7998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.