Graffiti concerns everyone in the community. It is costly, unsightly and makes some people feel unsafe. The City of Onkaparinga Graffiti Management Program works with residents, community groups and government agencies to reduce graffiti and its impact.

Our multifaceted graffiti management approach includes:

  • support for reporting and removal
  • a graffiti removal volunteer program
  • a graffiti reward program
  • prevention strategies.

Information about the programs is available via the links on this page or by contacting the Graffiti Administration Support Officer on the Graffiti Hotline on 1800 040 225. 


We provide:

  • free graffiti removal on council property
  • free removal from your property for those deemed to be of ill health, with a disability, or who are frail aged
  • free removal from your property, at council’s discretion, for the first reported graffiti, then regulated volumes of free materials for you to remove future graffiti from your property
  • subsidised removal for businesses.

For further information, please contact the Graffiti Hotline on 1800 040 225.


You can help us by reporting graffiti whenever you see it in our area by telephoning the council’s Graffiti Hotline on 1800 040 225, or the council number on (08) 8384 0666 during business hours. The following utilities are included in the council’s Graffiti Removal Partnering Contract, and graffiti situated on their property can be reported to our Hotline on 1800 040 225.

  • ETSA
  • Department for Transport, Energy & Infrastructure (excluding the Expressway)
  • TransAdelaide (train bridges only)

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.

Some utilities have a direct line for reporting graffiti on their property, please contact them directly on:

  • SA Water (08) 8381 0323
  • Telstra 1802 244
  • Australia Post 13 13 18.

Reward program

The Graffiti Reward Program offers up to $500 reward for information or evidence relating to a person or persons involved with graffiti vandalism. Should the information provided to the council result in the successful apprehension and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the offence, then you will be considered for a reward. All information supplied is confidential.

For further information, please call the Graffiti Hotline on 1800 040 225. 


We also work very closely with businesses, security companies and the police to identify and apprehend graffiti vandals. We are involved in:

  • identifying graffiti hot spots
  • undertaking surveillance
  • providing information to SA Police to assist in the apprehension and prosecution of offenders.

If you would like to know more about our work on graffiti security, please call the Graffiti Hotline on 1800 040 225.