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Help us minimise graffiti vandalism

Āwhinatia mātou ki te aukati iho i ngā mahi tāpeita kaiauru

We manage graffiti removal and prevention in partnership with a wide range of government agencies, community groups and volunteers in local areas.

How you can help minimise graffiti vandalism

Graffiti vandalism can:

  • have a negative impact on those living in the area
  • create a perception that nobody cares
  • attract more graffiti vandalism
  • encourage other types of crime in the community.

A strong community response sends the clear message to those involved that graffiti vandalism (tagging) will not be tolerated.

The best action against graffiti vandalism is to remove it, or report it for removal.

We remove graffiti vandalism from the following council's public areas in Auckland:

  • parks, reserves and beaches
  • community halls
  • council buildings
  • roads and footpaths
  • road signs
  • street front walls and fences on residential and small business properties.

How to report graffiti vandalism on council's public areas

 By phone

​09 301 0101

What else you can do

Partner with us by becoming a volunteer in the Adopt-a-Spot programme, and receive free materials and equipment.

If you see a graffiti vandal in action

If possible, provide information that leads to the apprehension of graffiti vandals.

Call Police on 111

Non-urgent police contacts

Waitematā District HQ on 09 488 9750

Auckland City District HQ on 09 302 6400

Counties/Manukau HQ on 09 261 1300

Report graffiti vandalism on a non-council property

Check who you need to contact to report graffiti vandalism on a non-council public area.