Graffiti, unauthorised posters, and flyers

Maintaining a clean and attractive city for everyone.

The City of Adelaide’s Public Realm team do a fantastic job keeping Adelaide city, North Adelaide and the Park Lands clean and inviting places. Authorised street art is part of the City of Adelaide’s vision for a vibrant and liveable city.

Unfortunately, some people choose to leave their mark in an unauthorised way, through graffiti, unauthorised posters and flyers.


Graffiti is writing, tagging or drawing on a wall or item in the public realm, without the owner’s permission.

The City of Adelaide’s policy is that all graffiti is removed as soon as practical once it has been brought to our attention.

If the graffiti is offensive, or it is on Council property such as council buildings, street furniture, traffic signals and pavements, we aim is to have it removed as soon as possible after it is reported.

Where the graffiti is on private property, the cooperation of the building owner is required. Assistance may be given to remove the graffiti.

In most instances graffiti is recorded and photographed and kept for future reference.

How do I report graffiti?

The City of Adelaide encourages you to report graffiti as soon as you see it. You can report the graffiti at any time using our online form.

Alternatively, you can report the graffiti to our Customer Centre:

08 8203 7203

25 Pirie Street, Adelaide, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Unauthorised posters and flyers

Otherwise known as ‘bill posting’, it’s the display or placement of advertising material on property (buildings, vehicles, street furniture, road-side and railway infrastructure) without the permission of the owner or occupier.

A bill includes:

  • Flyers
  • Brochures
  • Posters containing promotional material

Note: a moveable election sign that is placed or maintained on a road is not a bill.

It is illegal to conduct any bill posting without the consent of the owner or occupier of the property where the bill is to be posted, whether it be councils, businesses, government or individual persons.

How do I report bill posting?

The City of Adelaide encourages you to report illegal bill posting to us. Please contact the City of Adelaide Customer Centre.

To assist us, please provide as much information as possible.

08 8203 7203

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