Report Vandalism and Graffiti

The Hills Shire Council makes every effort to maintain the standards of Council buildings and facilities and encourages residents to report any acts of vandalism, including graffiti, to Council buildings, property or facilities (including roads, footpaths, bus shelters, community venues, parks, reserves, residential fencing adjoining Council walkways or reserves). 

 

Report Vandalism (1300 884 885)

The 1300 884 885 number is accessible to residents 24 hours a day to report all incidents of vandalism to Council parks, reserves or community buildings.

Calls made outside business hours will be forwarded to Council’s after hours emergency contact officer.

Residents who call the line will be asked to identify themselves and to provide a contact number. They will also be asked specific questions to obtain a description of the incident, the location and if the act has been committed and the offenders have left or if it is currently occurring and if they need someone to attend.

 

Report Graffiti

Where is the graffiti located?

On Council Land

Step 1.Graffiti Control Act 2008

Council has adopted a ‘No Tolerance’ approach to graffiti vandalism and makes every effort to remove graffiti as quickly as possible once reported. An outline of Council’s powers in relation to graffiti offences are available in the Graffiti Control Act 2008.

 

Step 2.Removing Graffiti from Council Land

For graffiti on Council buildings, property or facilities including roads, footpaths, bus shelters, community venues, parks, reserves, residential fencing adjoining Council walkways or reserves:

Report it Online

On Public Utilities

Step 1.Graffiti Control Act 2008

Council has adopted a ‘No Tolerance’ approach to graffiti vandalism and makes every effort to remove graffiti as quickly as possible once reported. An outline of Council’s powers in relation to graffiti offences are available in the Graffiti Control Act 2008

 

Step 2.Removing Graffiti from Property not owned by Council (Public Utilities)

The most effective way of having graffiti removed quickly is to contact the appropriate agency directly:

 

Australia Post 

Ph: 13 76 78

Telstra

Ph: 13 22 03

Endeavour Energy:
Green boxes, street light columns
and power poles

Ph: 131 081

Roads and Maritime Services
Traffic lights and signal boxes

Ph: 131 700

Sydney Water

Ph: 13 20 90

Sydney Metro Viaduct Pillars

Ph: 131 500

Website: https://transportnsw.info/contact-us/feedback/metro-feedback

M7 Motorway

Ph: 02 9843 9200

M2 Motorway

Ph: 1800 196 266

On Private Land

Step 1.Graffiti Control Act 2008

Council has adopted a ‘No Tolerance’ approach to graffiti vandalism and makes every effort to remove graffiti as quickly as possible once reported. An outline of Council’s powers in relation to graffiti offences are available in the Graffiti Control Act 2008.

 

Step 2.Removing Graffiti from Private Land

Council will only remove graffiti from private property if it is accessible from public land.