The City of Hobart is committed to maintaining a safe, clean and attractive city.
The City is responsible for the removal of graffiti on infrastructure managed or owned by Council and it supports a policy of rapid removal of graffiti in believing that the most effective way to prevent further graffiti is to clean it up quickly.
Priority is given to offensive or obscene graffiti with the City's aim to have this removed within 24 hours of it being reported. Other instances of graffiti are removed as soon as possible.
Arrangements can be made to remove* graffiti on private properties that interface with Council serviced areas such as a Council reserve, footpath or roadway but cooperation of the building owner is required. However, it may not be possible to remove graffiti from all private infrastructure due to technical difficulties involving the type of building materials.
To report graffiti or vandalism of other public property, please contact the relevant agency:
- Department of State Growth 1300 135 513
- Australia Post 13 13 18
- Metro Tasmania 13 22 01
- Telstra 180 22 44
- TasNetworks - 1300 13 2007 for Offensive graffiti only OR 1800 WIPEOFF for other graffiti on TasNetworks infrastructure
*We are unable to remove graffiti from sandstone, heritage buildings, damaged surfaces, from an area more the 2.4m above ground level or from areas outside of the City of Hobart municipal area.
The City of Hobart has developed easy to understand fact sheets on Graffiti Management and Community Murals and Street Art. The Graffiti Management Fact Sheet provides information on the prevention and removal of graffiti. The Community Murals and Street Art Fact Sheet details the difference between graffiti and street art, and provides information about the recommended process for artists or property owners considering creating murals or street art on private property. You can download PDF versions of the fact sheets by clicking on the images below.