Draft 'Street Art on Private Property' Policy

Council has created a draft Street Art on Private Property Policy to support the use and positive promotion of street art on private property in the City of Logan. This policy reaffirms that street art is not graffiti where the art is consented to by the owner of the premises.

Street Art vs. Graffiti

Street Art: Artwork that's created in a public space (Oxford Dictionary). Street art contains no profanity, hate speech or racial vilification.

Graffiti: Sometimes used as a means of conveying political messages or social commentary and is typically a symbol of individualism and anti-establishment. Graffiti installed without consent of the property owner, is a trespass. Profanity, hate speech or racial vilification are not socially acceptable and are considered graffiti.
Subordinate Local Law 10.1 (Public Health) 1999 defines graffiti as destruction, damage or defacement of a surface without the consent of the owner of the premises caused by —
(a) spraying, writing, drawing, marking or otherwise applying paint or another marking to a surface; or
(b) scratching or etching.

Council has used and experienced the benefits of mural art and bright colour on City infrastructure, public, private and high profile locations to deter graffiti.

We are asking you to review the draft policy and provide any feedback by Sunday 27 October 2019.

All feedback will be considered prior to the final adoption this policy.


Council has created a draft Street Art on Private Property Policy to support the use and positive promotion of street art on private property in the City of Logan. This policy reaffirms that street art is not graffiti where the art is consented to by the owner of the premises.

Street Art vs. Graffiti

Street Art: Artwork that's created in a public space (Oxford Dictionary). Street art contains no profanity, hate speech or racial vilification.

Graffiti: Sometimes used as a means of conveying political messages or social commentary and is typically a symbol of individualism and anti-establishment. Graffiti installed without consent of the property owner, is a trespass. Profanity, hate speech or racial vilification are not socially acceptable and are considered graffiti.
Subordinate Local Law 10.1 (Public Health) 1999 defines graffiti as destruction, damage or defacement of a surface without the consent of the owner of the premises caused by —
(a) spraying, writing, drawing, marking or otherwise applying paint or another marking to a surface; or
(b) scratching or etching.

Council has used and experienced the benefits of mural art and bright colour on City infrastructure, public, private and high profile locations to deter graffiti.

We are asking you to review the draft policy and provide any feedback by Sunday 27 October 2019.

All feedback will be considered prior to the final adoption this policy.