Aerosol art and other forms of street art are now considered forms of artistic expression in their own right. But only when conducted legally and in places where permission has been granted. Illegal graffiti (regardless of its artistic merits) is not accepted by City Of Prospect and we are proactive in its elimination.
City of Prospect works closely with residents and businesses through-out the council area to ensure that action can be taken quickly on any unwanted graffiti. Response times are proven to be a large factor in reducing repeat occurrences and are a focus of Council’s approach to graffiti eradication.
If you experience unwanted graffiti on your property, the best course of action is to act quick. Not having anything to “show off” can discourage offenders from offending in the same location again. First, try scrubbing the graffiti off with a brush, scourer and soapy water. If that doesn’t work, you can try fluids such as turpentine or paint thinner, but these can be hazardous, so you must read and follow the safety instructions.
If you have left over paint from anything painted on your property, keep it and use it to paint straight over the graffiti straight away. You may need to seal the graffiti first, and your local paint or hardware store can provide you with an appropriate product for this.
Free Graffiti Removal Kits
Council also offers free graffiti removal kits. If you would like one, please complete the form and return it to us:
- In person - 128 Prospect Road, Prospect,
- By post - PO Box 171 Prospect SA 5082
- Via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
For graffiti removal please contact us as follows
- Customer service on 8269 5355
- Lodge a customer service request from our webite
- Email us at email@example.com
Volunteer Graffiti Removal Program
In City of Prospect, we have some generous, community-minded volunteers who donate their time on a weekly basis, to remove graffiti from privately owned property. If you’re interested in joining this graffiti removal team, please contact the Community and Volunteer Programs Coordinator on (08) 8269 5355.
Call 000 - for police attendance (in the case of personal threat or injury), 131 444 or 1800 333 000 (Crimestoppers) to report a crime.
SA Power Networks 13 12 61 (General Enquiries)
Green Transformer Boxes & Stobie Poles
Trans Adelaide 8218 4046
Railway Station Buildings
Passenger Transport Board 8303 0547
Bus Stop Poles
Australia Post 13 13 18 (press 5)
Australia Post Mail Boxes
Telstra 180 2244
Phone boxes/Silver Pillar
Traffic Control Centre 1800 018 313
Traffic Light Control Boxes/Poles
Any graffiti that is unwanted and occurs without the property owner’s permission is unsightly and does not fit in with City Of Prospect ethos. If you have any concerns over any graffiti you see within the council area, please feel free to contact us on (08) 8269 5355.