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Graffiti and Vandalism – It’s Against the Law

Graffiti is an act of vandalism and is against the law! Gunnedah Shire Council has a ‘no tolerance’ policy with graffiti related offences and is working with the community to reduce graffiti and to promote the Shire as a clean and attractive community. Council aims to remove any graffiti from its own properties and assets within 48 hours of it being discovered and/or reported. Homeowners are also encouraged to remove graffiti from their own property to discourage offenders.

Penalties Apply - The following penalties can be applied by courts:

  • Marking property can attract a fine up to $440, or, for an aggravated offence, $2,200 or 12 months imprisonment
  • Possessing a graffiti implement with intent can attract a fine up to $1,100 or six months imprisonment
  • Persons under 18 years carrying spray paint cans in public can attract a fine of up to $440 or six months imprisonment
  • Bill posting can attract a fine of up to $440

Under the NSW Crimes Act (1900), there are penalties of up to five years in prison for maliciously damaging property.

Graffiti and Vandalism – It’s Against the Law

Graffiti is an act of vandalism and is against the law! Gunnedah Shire Council has a ‘no tolerance’ policy with graffiti related offences and is working with the c...

Graffiti Removal Day

The NSW Government has established an annual state-wide graffiti removal and prevention day known as 'Graffiti Removal Day'. The aim of the day is to encourage people to volun...

Report Graffiti and Vandalism

Help clean up our local community by reporting graffiti Council – Phone: 02 6740 2100 (Council property offences) Police Assistance Line (PAL) – Phone: 131 444 - t...

Community Health and Safety

Graffiti and Vandalism – It’s Against the Law

Graffiti is an act of vandalism and is against the law! Gunnedah Shire Council has a ‘no tolerance’ policy with graffiti related offences and is working with the community to reduce graffiti and to promote the Shire as a clean and attractive community. Council aims to remove any graffiti from its own properties and assets within 48 hours of it being discovered and/or reported. Homeowners are also encouraged to remove graffiti from their own property to discourage offenders.

Penalties Apply - The following penalties can be applied by courts:

  • Marking property can attract a fine up to $440, or, for an aggravated offence, $2,200 or 12 months imprisonment
  • Possessing a graffiti implement with intent can attract a fine up to $1,100 or six months imprisonment
  • Persons under 18 years carrying spray paint cans in public can attract a fine of up to $440 or six months imprisonment
  • Bill posting can attract a fine of up to $440

Under the NSW Crimes Act (1900), there are penalties of up to five years in prison for maliciously damaging property.

Graffiti and Vandalism – It’s Against the Law

Graffiti is an act of vandalism and is against the law! Gunnedah Shire Council has a ‘no tolerance’ policy with graffiti related offences and is working with the c...

Graffiti Removal Day

The NSW Government has established an annual state-wide graffiti removal and prevention day known as 'Graffiti Removal Day'. The aim of the day is to encourage people to volun...

Report Graffiti and Vandalism

Help clean up our local community by reporting graffiti Council – Phone: 02 6740 2100 (Council property offences) Police Assistance Line (PAL) – Phone: 131 444 - t...