Graffiti is vandalism and it impacts on our community both socially and financially. The Broken Window Theory suggests that graffiti that is not removed can attract more graffiti and other forms of vandalism. This can have a negative impact on feeling safe in the community, as well as affect business operation and property values in the area.
Reporting and complaints
What you can do
You should report graffiti as soon as you see it. You can:
- contact Council
- write to Council
- phone the Department of Main Roads on 07 3834 2011 for all graffiti on highways and motorways
- submit your complaint online
If you see graffiti happening or know someone involved in graffiti, phone the Crime Stoppers hotline on 1800 333 000 or report it online.
What Council is doing
Brisbane City Council has a zero tolerance for graffiti and a commitment to tackling the social and financial impacts that graffiti has on our community. Council have a range of programs that ensure Brisbane is graffiti free.