Acting Mayor Sue Hickey slams spike in vandalism

Glenorchy City Council (GCC) has slammed a rise in vandalism incidents across the city.

Council officers are handling up to 120 graffiti removals per week.Council receives around three to five reports per week, detailing various graffiti sightings across the region. Taggers are using spray paint, pens, and markers to deface public property.

Graffiti removal can take hours to complete, with officers sometimes finding extensive damage that requires wall replacements and repainting.

Acting Mayor Sue Hickey spoke out against the vandalism, after a string of toilet blocks were targeted by antisocial behaviour.

“Walls were kicked in and covered by graffiti. The facilities have been damaged, and our team has to be pulled away from regular clean ups to deal with these messes. This behaviour has no place in our community”.

“These clean ups cost Council valuable time, resources and precious money that could be better spent elsewhere in our community” she said.

You can report graffiti you see on Council land or assets by calling the GCC Customer Service team on (03) 6216 6800 or by emailing

The public can access a map of graffiti reports at

If you see someone defacing public property, please call the Police Assistance Line on 131 444. This line is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. If it’s an emergency, please dial triple zero (000).

If you have information regarding any vandalism, please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. You can remain anonymous.