Report vandalism

We are committed to building a strong, cohesive, vibrant, participatory community. We work with community members, local community groups and agencies to develop programs that build community pride and encourage community participation and ownership of our public spaces and facilities.

As part of this commitment, we are continuing our vandalism prevention program where community members are paid a reward, on a sliding scale up to $2,500, when information they provide leads to the conviction of offenders who have damaged property, equipment, trees or shrubs.

Category

Damage amount

Reward for a conviction

1

Up to $1000

$500

2

$1001 to $3000

$750

3

$3001 to $5000

$1000

4

$5001 to $10,000

$2000

5

$10,000 and above

$2500

How to apply 

We suggest that you become familiar with this document to ensure that you are eligible.

  1. This reward program applies only to vandalism to public properly (that is property owned or under the control of Blacktown City Council).

  2. Applicants are only eligible to apply once a conviction is made against the offender.

  3. If you witness an incident of vandalism, your first step you need to report the incident your local Police Station. The officer you report it to will provide you with an event number which you should write down and keep.

  4. You will need to quote this event number when later completing the application form for the reward program. You also can use this number when following up the matter if you should need to contact the Police in the future regarding this matter.

  5. The Police will examine the information that you have provided to them - and will advise you how they are intending to follow up your report.

  6. As part of the Police investigation you may be required to provide an additional witness statement or attend court in support of the Police process. Your Police evidence may be able to remain confidential. You will need to discuss this with the Police.

  7. If a conviction is made against the offender you will be eligible to apply for our reward program. 

  8. Once a conviction has been recorded, complete the attached form. Please place the completed form in an envelope marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and mail to Safer Communities Coordinator, Blacktown City Council, PO Box 63, Blacktown 2148, or return in person to: Blacktown City Council, Administration Centre, 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown NSW 2148.

  9. Your application will be considered by us and you will be advised of the outcome. As part of its consideration we will contact the local Police to verify the claims.

  10. All applicants will be formally advised of the results of their application.

  11. All personal details provided to us in your application will remain confidential.

The following people are not eligible for the program: Blacktown City Council Councillors, employees or their relatives. Relatives for the purposes of this program to be defined as: husband, wife, de facto partner, father, mother, grandmother, grandfather, son, daughter, brother, sister, nephew, niece, uncle, aunt and cousin.

Apply 

For more information, get in touch with our Safer Communities Coordinator on 02 9839 6000.