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Review of the Graffiti Control Act 2008

Topic: Environment

The Department of Communities and Justice is seeking feedback on the Review of the Graffiti Control Act 2008.

A person holding a spray paint can

What's this about?

The Graffiti Control Act 2008 deals with graffiti offences, the supply of spray paint cans to minors, graffiti removal work by local government and illegal bill posting. The Act was introduced to consolidate all aspects of graffiti law ranging from graffiti offences through to the regulation of the possession and sale of spray paint. 

The Act expanded existing offences relating to spray cans to include all graffiti implements, and improved the enforcement of regulations relating to the sale and display of spray paint cans.

A review of the Act is required to determine whether its policy objectives remain valid and if its terms remain appropriate for securing these objectives.

The Department of Communities and Justice welcomes input from the public, community organisations, local councils and NSW Government agencies.

Discussion paper

The Review of the Graffiti Control Act 2008 Discussion Paper [PDF, 823kb] describes key components of the Act, any known issues with its provisions and includes specific questions for consideration. 

Have your say

There are two ways you can provide your feedback:

  • Email: [email protected] (with the subject ‘Graffiti Control Act Review’)
  • Mail: Graffiti Control Act Review
    Law Enforcement & Crime Policy
    Department of Communities and Justice
    Locked Bag 5111
    Parramatta NSW 2124

Have your say by 10 February 2020.

Topic: Environment
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