In addition to significant clean-up and removal costs, graffiti vandalism also impacts on communities in other significant ways by damaging civic pride, encouraging further criminal activity, devaluating property, intimidating residents and generating fear and anger.
How are communities responding?
Many local governments and their communities are proactive in addressing graffiti and other offending behaviours, and have their own graffiti management strategies in place to target specific graffiti problems within their jurisdiction. Use the links below to learn about some local graffiti management strategies and initiatives in place within our State. Please note, the graffiti initiatives highlighted do not necessarily reflect the views of WA Police or State Government.
Do you have a local graffiti management strategy or initiative you want to highlight?
If you have a local graffiti management strategy or initiative that you would like to share with other communities please email WA Police Graffiti Team.
Flow of talent in Orelia
Young people, City of Kwinana and Water Corporation worked together to create water-wise urban art to prevent graffiti and create awareness.
Yangebup Progress Association Freight-line mural
A mural has brightened up a known graffiti hotspot in Yangebup.
City of Gosnells Safe City Education Project
The City of Gosnells has a zero tolerance to graffiti and has an anti-graffiti team that removes graffiti as soon as possible after notification.
City of Mandurah Community Youth Art Project
The City of Mandurah have piloted a Community Youth Art Project that enhances Western Power boxes with urban art to deter graffiti and vandalism.
Public Transport Authority 'Right Track' Urban Art Program
See how the PTA has transformed 34 graffiti hotspots over the course of ten years through its urban art program.
WaterCorp Splash of Colour
Water Corporation’s community art project, ‘Splash of Colour’, was launched in 2017 and aims to engage the local community with water issues, turning Water Corporation grey electrical cabinets and pum...