Graffiti sites

Site users: Please check with this website prior to painting.

A recently completed review of legal graffiti art sites considered a range of factors, including safety for artists and the public, environmental protection and line of sight from roads and private residences. The review resulted in several sites being removed from the program and a number of new sites allocated that will be safer for the artists using them, while minimising impact on local residents.

There are currently 24 legal graffiti art sites around Canberra. Each wall will be signposted indicating that it is a legal site.

New locations

Belconnen 

Lake Ginninderra, under bridge at Ginninderra Drive 

Gungahlin 

Yerrabi Ponds spillway, Mirrabei Drive (second culvert next to pedestrian underpass only) 

Forde 

underpass, Handbury Way (path side only) 

Isabella Plains 

underpass, Richardson Ashley Drive/Tuggeranong Creek 

Woden 

underpass, Launceston Street bridge 

Holder/Coombs 

cycle underpass, Cotter Road/Weston Creek (west side only)

Existing locations

Calwell 

stormwater drain under Tharwa Drive adjacent to the playing fields 

Chifley 

toilet block walls, Chifley Oval, near the cricket nets 

Chifley 

underpass, Tuggeranong Parkway, near Waldock Street and Badimara Street 

Waramanga 

Curtin 

underpass, McCulloch Street, 100 metres south of Cotter Road 

Florey 

underpass behind Florey shops (one wall only) 

Flynn 

underpass, Ginninderra Creek, under Ginninderra Drive 

Greenway 

cycle underpass, Athllon Drive, between Greenway and Kambah 

Hawker 

hit up wall, basketball court, Hawker College, Murranji Street 

Isabella Plains 

underpass, Noorooma Street 

Kaleen 

underpass, Maribyrnong Avenue between Diamantina Crescent and Daintree Crescent 

Kaleen 

underpass, Maribyrnong Avenue between Ashburton Circuit and Moruya Circuit 

Kambah 

hit up wall, behind Mount Neighbour Primary, Boddington Circuit 

Latham/Macgregor 

underpass, Florey Drive 

Lyneham 

toilet block walls, Lyneham Primary School Oval, Hall Street 

Melba 

Parks Depot, Brownlee Place - one wall facing tennis court only 

Narrabundah 

Jerrabomberra sportsground, Sturt Avenue 

Nicholls 

underpass, Kelleway Avenue 

Waramanga 

underpass, Damala Street

Removed sites

Giralang 

underpass, Baldwin Drive/William Slim Drive 

Greenway 

skate park 

Melba 

underpass 100 metres north of Ginninderra Drive 

Richardson 

underpass, Clift Crescent 

Torrens

two underpasses on Marr Street, near Marist College and Melrose High 

Turner 

Barry Drive/Sullivans Crescent catchment 

Woden

stormwater drain, Callam Street.

Guidelines

For more information on legal graffiti practice sites and the guidelines for their use, please read the Graffiti Guidelines.

Warning! Users of these art sites may be banned from using them if they fail to observe the following:

  • surfaces close to legal sites but not sign-posted as legal should not be written on
  • offensive work will not be tolerated (this includes racist or sexist work involving crude language, violent or sexual images, or personal information)
  • legal sites regularly hit with excessive tagging or offensive work may be removed from the legal list
  • the area around legal sites must be kept clean.
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