City of Palmerston

Graffiti Management

Graffiti/Youth Art at Skatepark


Council recognises that perceptions of safety and civic pride in the community are affected negatively by graffiti and vandalism.  Council is committed to keeping its property graffiti free and the expedient removal of graffiti when it occurs. Council commits to remove offensive graffiti on council property within 24 hours and non-offensive graffiti on council property within five working days.


Council recognises that there can be significant financial barriers in the removal of graffiti from private property and will assist residents who wish to remove the damage. Council will provide a reimbursement for the first incidence of graffiti on non-Council property via EFT for up to $50.00. In order for this to happen a resident must provide:

  • A receipt for products purchased to remove graffiti or paint over graffiti 
  • A completed application for reimbursement form
  • Police Report Number  

It will be at Council’s discretion should there be need for reimbursement if more than one incidence of graffiti on a property occurs.

To apply for a reimbursement, please click here to download the Reimbursement Form.


Council recognises that a single approach to managing graffiti would be ineffective and that a holistic approach is required with an emphasis on preventative measures.


There has been considerable success in other urban areas in combating graffiti by introducing street art zones and the implementation of street art permits.  Research shows that such spaces reduce the rate of unauthorised graffiti in surrounding area.


Graffiti Management Program

A Place for People

Council Offices
Civic Plaza, First Floor
1 Chung Wah Terrace,
Palmerston, NT, 0831
Palmerston, NT 0831

P 08 8935 9922 (24 hour service)
F 08 8935 9900

Office Hours
Monday to Friday 8.15am - 5.00pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Library
Goyder Square, The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9999
F 08 8935 9998

Opening Hours
Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Closed public holidays

Palmerston Recreation Centre
11 The Boulevard
Palmerston, NT, 0831

P 08 8935 9975
F 08 8935 9900

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8.15am - 5pm
Closed public holidays