Graffiti is words and images illegally painted on infrastructure in public spaces and on privately owned property. It is a widespread issue in metropolitan cities such as Melbourne and the closer to the city centre you travel, generally the more graffiti you will see. It is particularly prevalent along transport corridors including the Craigieburn railway line.
What you can do
In 2012 the Moonee Valley Council received 447 reports of graffiti across the City. They rely on residents and community groups to report any illegal graffiti on private or Council owned property.
The Council encourages residents to pick up a free graffiti removal kit to help clean up their homes and businesses but we also respond to requests for graffiti removal on private property for people who are unable to use the kits themselves, or for larger areas of graffiti.
To report graffiti, call 9243 8888.
The Council have several mechanisms in place to help combat the occurrence of graffiti in the municipality.
1. Graffiti removal kits
Free graffiti removal kits are available to Moonee Valley business owners and residents.
The kits’ contents include:
- 500ml bottle so-safe graffiti removal
- Spray nozzle
- Heavy duty gloves
- Safety goggles
- Cloth rag
Each kit has detailed instructions and enough contents to remove about 10m2 of graffiti.
Only one kit is available per resident/business and users are asked to fill out a feedback form. Kits are used at own risk.
The kits are available for collection from our Operations Centre, 188 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds.
2. Community Assistance
The Council is happy to assist community and service groups to clean up graffiti by providing advice and materials for these projects.
Please call 9243 8888 and ask to speak to the Supervisor of Signage and Linemarking.
3. Community service programs
The Council also look for opportunities to engage with community service programs to help tackle graffiti. Community service volunteers are given a list of graffiti hotspots and on a weekly basis they visit these sites and paint over any graffiti.