Graffiti on City assets

City of Mandurah is responsible for removing graffiti from infrastructure it manages or owns. This can include footpaths, street signs, public toilets and buildings such as libraries and community halls.

Graffiti that is located on a boundary structure and can be accessed from local government property will also be removed.

Graffiti on other government and utility service assets

The City will directly report graffiti on any agency-owned assets to the relevant owner for removal as it is the responsibility of the owner. Some agencies may include Western Power, Main Roads WA and Transperth.

Graffiti on residential or commercial land

You can report graffiti through the Goodbye Graffiti website or by phoning 1800 442 255. When you call Goodbye Graffiti, a customer service operator will complete an incident report form on your behalf with the details you provide. The sooner you report any graffiti, the sooner it can be cleaned and used to assist WA Police investigations.

When you report through these options the City or relevant agency will be notified immediately so that the graffiti can be removed as soon as possible.

Preventing graffiti tips

  • Landscape - natural screening can form an effective barrier and restrict access to walls.
  • Lighting & Surveillance – a well-lit area makes your property more visible, which helps people notice if any vandalism is being committed.
  • Practice Neighbourhood Watch – work with neighbours to increase vigilance in the area.
  • Rapid Removal – report and remove graffiti as soon as possible to reduce the likelihood of re-occurrence.

Reporting graffiti

Report to the City of Mandurah by calling (08) 9550 3777 or email council@mandurah.wa.gov.au

You are also encouraged to report graffiti to the WA Police on 131 444 as graffiti is a criminal offence.


What is the City doing to reduce graffiti?

  • Employs full-time Graffiti Treatment Officers
  • Aims to remove graffiti as soon as possible
  • Facilitates the Juvenile Justice Graffiti Clean-up program for young offenders
  • Practises Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles
  • Youth Art Project – This project works with students from local high schools to create designs that will be vinyl wrapped onto Western Power Transformer boxes. These boxes have been identified by the City’s Graffiti Treatment Officers as graffiti hotspots