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Graffiti vandalism on your property is a crime and should always be reported to the Police before any other action should be taken – call SAPOL on 131 444.

Graffiti Removal from Council Property

The City of Playford is only responsible for graffiti removal from Council-owned assets and can be reported online or to our Customer Contact Team on 8256 0333.

Examples of Council-owned assets may include:

  • Bus shelters without advertisement panels – removal on those with advertisements are the responsibility of AdShel
  • Council signage including most road signs – removal on major arterial roads are the responsibility of Transport SA
  • Council buildings
  • Parks
  • Fences within Council reserves and laneways

Time frame for removal

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 two working days.

Weather plays a significant role in the removal of graffiti; extreme heat, windy or wet conditions may delay graffiti removal.

To submit a request to Council:

To report an issue or lodge a request for service:

Graffiti Removal from Residential Property

Private fences facing footpaths are the responsibility of the resident or business owner.

If you’re a resident of Housing SA or Anglicare, you should report graffiti directly to them.

Housing SA residents

Phone: 131 288

Online: Housing SA maintenance of public housing

Anglicare SA residents

Phone: 8209 6660

Online: Anglicare SA contact form

Graffiti Removal from Utilities

To assist the Council and the community in the reduction of graffiti, report graffiti on utilities directly to the relevant organisation.

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, pad mounts, transformer boxes)

Phone: 13 12 61

Online: SA Power Networks contact form


Phone: 1802 2244

Online: Report damages to Telstra equipment