Graffiti Prevention & Removal

Please remember that graffiti vandalism on your property is a crime and should always, in the first instance, be reported to the police on 131 444.

Graffiti Removal from Council Assets

The City of Playford is only responsible for graffiti removal from Council-owned assets.

Graffiti on Council property can be reported to our Customer Care Team on 8256 0333 or online.

Examples of council owned assets may include:

  • Bus shelters
    • Graffiti removal on bus shelters with advertising panels is the responsibility of Adshel
    • Council signage, including most road signage
      • Graffiti removal on major arterial roads is the responsibility of Transport SA
      • Council buildings
      • Parks
      • Playgrounds
      • Fences within Council reserves and laneways

Time frame for removal from Council assets

  • The City of Playford will remove graffiti from Council property within five working days
  • Offensive and hate-based graffiti will be removed from Council property within 2 working days.

Please note that weather plays a significant role in the removal of graffiti and that extreme heat, windy or wet conditions may delay graffiti removal.


Graffiti Removal from Utilities

To assist the Council and the community in the reduction of graffiti, please report graffiti on utilities directly on utilising the contacts below:


Adelaide Metro (trains and buses)

Phone:             1300 311 108

Online:            Adelaide Metro contact link


Adshel (bus stops with advertising panels)

Phone:             1800 501 402



SA Power Networks (stobie poles, padmounts, transformer boxes)

Phone:             13 12 61

Online:             SA Power Networks contact form



Phone:             1802 2244

Online:            Report damages to Telstra equipment  


Graffiti removal from residential property

Private fences facing onto footpaths are the responsibility of the resident/business. 

Council's Volunteer Graffiti Removal Program is available to assist residents who are unable to remove the graffiti due to age or disability.

The volunteer program is a community service that is not bound by obligation or responsibility to remove reported graffiti.


Housing SA residents

Phone:             131 288

Online:            Housing SA maintenance of public housing   


Anglicare SA residents

Phone:             (08) 8209 6660

Online:            Anglicare SA contact form  


Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
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