The City of Stirling has implemented a number of initiatives to assist in reducing and removing graffiti in our community. Find out about more about our antI-graffiti tactics.

City of Stirling anti-graffiti tactics

Research has shown that one of the most successful strategies for preventing graffiti is to remove it as soon as possible. Graffiti on a wall or building attracts vandalism and more graffiti, which may also spread to other areas. When the work of a graffitist is not on display, then the enjoyment from their crime is reduced. The City of Stirling cleans graffiti on all of its own property and on a number of other assets in the community, and endeavours to remove reported graffiti within 48 hours (24 hours if it is racist or offensive).

Current reduction methods in place include:

  • The removal and paint out of graffiti on private and commercial fences and walls
  • Proactive reporting of graffiti by City staff
  • The implementation of a 'clean streets' approach, which aims to remove graffiti along major roads and streets in the City of Stirling within 48 hours
  • The City's security patrols, who assist by acting as a visible deterrent and reporting graffiti
  • Surveillance cameras in graffiti hotspot areas
  • Working with the police and providing details of graffiti damage
  • Encouraging residents and developers to apply anti-graffiti coatings on walls and to consider different styles of fencing or the installation of shrubs and creepers, which deter graffiti
  • Supporting community volunteers with materials to assist with the reporting and cleanup of graffiti damage
  • Utilising work teams to assist to reduce the problem, in cooperation with the Department of Justice
  • Educating local primary school students about the costs and effects of graffiti
  • Engaging the community through advertising campaigns aimed at reporting and reducing graffiti.

If you would like more information, contact the City's Customer Contact Centre via email or by phone on 9205 8555.