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
- 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.
Graffiti Removal from Residential Property
Private fences facing footpaths are the responsibility of the resident or business owner.
Help is available to assist residents who are unable to remove graffiti due to age or disability thanks to Council's Volunteer Graffiti Removal Program. The volunteer program is a community service that is not bound by obligation or responsibility to remove reported graffiti. If you’re a resident of Housing SA or Anglicare, you should report graffiti directly to them.
Housing SA residents
Phone: 131 288
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