Graffiti is an ugly stain on our community and it is frustrating to see homes, businesses and public amenities vandalised for no reason. Each year graffiti vandalism costs NSW over $100 million, money which could be used to build new schools, hospitals and roads.
Graffiti Removal Day highlights the problem of graffiti and provides an opportunity for the community to volunteer to remove graffiti, sending a clear message to vandals that their behaviour will not be tolerated.
Last year was a great success with nearly 2000 volunteers removing 21,000m² from about 275 sites across NSW, saving the government and private property owners an estimated $1.5 million.
Graffiti Removal Day is a joint initiative between the NSW Government and Rotary Down Under. It is supported by a range of organisations including the NRL, Scouts Australia, Girl Guides NSW & ACT, Australian Men’s Shed Association (NSW Branch), PCYC, NSW Police, high schools and local councils.
To volunteer or nominate a clean-up site, complete the online registration form at www.graffitiremovalday.org.au.