Peaceful paint bombs hit Fawkner Police Station

Published May 17 2018

In 2018, hundreds of students swarmed Fawkner Police Station, to engage in an act of graffiti and vandalism... for a really good cause.

This year we prepared for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) with hundreds of local students and hundreds of paint-filled water balloons. 

Taking a stand against threats, violence and discrimination, thousands of paint-filled water balloons were used to create an 80-metre rainbow mural on the fence of the Fawkner Police Station, creating a permanent display of peace and inclusion.

Merri Health’s community arts and development officer Russ Pirie, said the event showed large scale commitment to creating a safer and more inclusive community.

“Joining the Peace Patrol is a fun and dynamic way to show your support for diverse communities and LGBTIQ+ allyship. Everyone is welcome to come along and be involved,” said Russ.

IDAHOBIT is an annual celebration of sexual and gender diversities, raising awareness of the violence and discrimination experienced by this group.

This event is a Merri Health led initiative with support from Moreland City Council, Victoria Police, Bunnings Warehouse and Dulux.