- spraying, writing, drawing, marking or applying paint or another marking substance to a person’s property without their consent
- scratching or etching a person’s property without their consent—the word graffiti is actually derived from the Italian word for scratched.
Definition is sourced from https://www.qld.gov.au/law/crime-and-police/types-of-crime/graffiti/
Reporting Graffiti in your area—GraffitiSTOP
GraffitiSTOP is a Queensland Government-funded hotline to report graffiti in your local area. Information you provide to GraffitiSTOP will be passed on to the local government (council) who are responsible for removing the graffiti from their property or to government-owned corporations (GOCs)—such as Energex, Queensland Rail and SunWater—who are required to clean up graffiti within 7 days of it being reported.
You can use GraffitiSTOP to report graffiti:
- online using the GraffitiSTOP form
- by calling 1300 Graffiti (1300 472 334)
- by sending and SMS message to 1300 472 334.
You can also upload images and report graffiti offences on the GraffitiSTOP website.
Report graffiti vandals
If you see someone vandalising property with graffiti you should contact the Queensland Police Service immediately on 131 444.
You can also report it via the Tag them back graffiti hotline or using the online Crime Stoppers form; you can also do this anonymously.
Tag them back – graffiti hotline
Tag them back is a joint initiative between Crime Stoppers, Queensland Rail and the Brisbane Council to stop graffiti vandals.
You can report graffiti vandals by calling the hotline on 1800 333 000 or you can give information anonymously online through Crime Stoppers.
CrimeStoppers internet site provides suggestions for Graffiti Removal: https://www.crimestoppersqld.com.au/crime/campaigns/graffitistop.jsp#.VuXurvNO13M
This information released by Neighbourhood Watch Queensland.