Since 2001, the Beautification Trust's graffiti removal team have worked throughout South and East Auckland removing graffiti from the main arterial routes, Southern rail corridor, people's fences and public spaces.

We remove graffiti free of charge in most instances, usually within 24 hours.

The faster the response, the stronger the message - that graffiti will not be tolerated in our communities.


Report Graffiti

Report graffiti online or call 0800 END TAGS (0800 363 824). 


About our Free Services

Learn more about our free graffiti removal services and the areas we cover.

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Commercial Graffiti Removal

Get a quote for graffiti removal and prevention at your business.

Graffiti Removal Services

The Trust will remove graffiti free of charge in the following situations, using paint-out or waterblasting:

  • Road Frontage Fences - if we have the correct base colour (otherwise the owner of the property must supply the paint for our team to use)
  • All council buildings
  • Toilets in parks/playgrounds
  • Playgrounds in public parks and reserves
  • Road signs
  • Signage and other areas of council owned parks
  • Lamp posts
  • Footpaths
The Trust is contracted to Vector to keep all Vector utilities clean and tag-free - this includes lamp posts and Vector power boxes and cabinets. The Trust does not undertake the following paint out or waterblasting tasks:
  • Chorus/Telecom assets
  • Motorway bridges and assets
  • Private property including large commercial entities and body corporates
Please feel free to report all instances of graffiti vandalsim to us and we will redirect the requests to the right people if we are unable to attend ourselves.

Education, Eradication and Enforcement

Auckland Council’s graffiti programme aims to tackle the problem of graffiti vandalism through a combined approach of education, eradication and enforcement. We handle the eradication side which is a combination of ‘pro-active work’, where we are out there daily looking for and removing graffiti and ‘re-active work’ where we respond to service requests from council or reports from members of the public. On request, we do school presentations and graffiti education workshops for local students or groups. If your group is interested in a free Anti-Tagging or Anti-Littering Presentation, give us a bell . We leave the enforcement to the Police.

Rail Corridor

We are contracted to maintain 25 kms of rail corridor from Te Mahia to Newmarket, including the branch-off to Sylvia Park. We've filled hundreds of bags of rubbish, removed acres of weeds and painted sections of fenceline so that rail travellers can enjoy a much more pleasant commute! Eradication of tagging has been a large part of the rail corridor project. Replacement of tagged areas with murals has proven an extremely effective deterrent to future tagging. People continue to litter like it's a trend in South Auckland, despite the unattractive appearance and environmental impact. We still manage to pick up at least 7,000kg of rubbish a year. Work with us and put your litter in the bins - and encourage your friends and whanau to do the same!