Graffiti is a crime of wilful damage under the Queensland Criminal Code Act (s469).
Graffiti is illegal, ugly and expensive to remove. City of Gold Coast is committed to removing and preventing graffiti in our city - but we need your help to do it.
City of Gold Coast mobile app
You can now report graffiti on the Gold Coast through City of Gold Coast's new mobile app. Simply search for 'City of Gold Coast' in your mobile app store and download it today. Once it's on your mobile device, open a report, take a photo and submit it. It's that easy.
The City of Gold Coast app has been designed for reporting non-emergency civic issues. During a disaster event please use City of Gold Coast's Disaster Hotline, the State Emergency Service (SES) and 000 for life threatening emergencies.
City of Gold Coast strives to review and action all items as quickly as possible.
Visit our Mobile apps page for more information.
To report graffiti in your neighbourhood, you can also complete our graffiti reporting form, call the Graffiti Hotline on 07 5581 7998 or email email@example.com.
Help us 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.
City of Gold Coast 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 City of Gold Coast, Energex or other private properties, use our new mobile app, call our Graffiti Hotline on 07 5581 7998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.