Key crime prevention tips
To protect your property from graffiti:
- reduce access to large surfaces
- secure the property
- remove the graffiti as soon as possible.
Graffiti prevention checklist
Reduce access to large surfaces
- Paint walls, garage doors or other large surfaces with an easy clean coating.
- Cover walls with textured or rough surfaces, for example stucco.
- Install fences or plant vegetation to make large surfaces difficult to access.
- Paint a mural on large walls. Murals can deter tagging.
Secure the property
- Install cameras and sensor lighting, including on lane way access.
Remove the graffiti as soon as possible
- Use a citrus oil-based product.
- When repainting, aim for the closest match possible to the original.
- Contact your local council as they may be able to assist in graffiti removal.
Other things you can do
What to do if your property has been vandalised
If your property has been vandalised:
- Do not confront the vandal. Your safety is the most important thing.
- Take a photo of the graffiti.
Make sure you tell police what the graffiti says.
Download a printable checklist:
Reviewed 21 November 2023