Adelaide's Graffiti Problem

The damage caused to public and private buildings, transport facilities and recreational facilities in South Australia by graffiti, and the costs associated with its removal, are enormous.

Adelaide graffiti removal costs South Australia money


Estimated to be around around $12 million annually, the cost of graffiti removal to TransAdelaide alone is around $350,000 each year. However, intrusive and destructive graffiti is not a problem that is unique to Adelaide; the Australian Institute of Criminology estimates the bill for graffiti removal and reparation to be in the region of $300 million nationally each year.

Most Adelaide homeowners want graffiti removed from their neighbourhoods


The latest comprehensive survey of Adelaide residents and their feelings about unwanted graffiti in public places, conducted in January 2013, found that over 83% of Adelaide residents considered graffiti to be a minor (48.8%) or big (34.3%) problem in their council area.

The council areas where the highest proportion of residents considered graffiti a problem was in Onkaparinga (18.7% of respondents), followed by Salisbury (13.6%), Marion (10.4%) and Port Adelaide Enfield (9.1%).

South Australian Attorney-General John Rau has explained that the cost of removing graffiti is a huge burden on councils and businesses. "Council rates in every local government area in South Australia are being inflated to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars to clean up the mess."

At Australian Enviroblast, we specialise in the restoration of heritage properties and so are equipped and experienced to be able to remove graffiti from soft stone and the most delicate buildings and structures.
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Reporting a graffiti problem


In response, Adelaide City Council has established a 24-hour graffiti hotline for reporting graffiti within the City of Adelaide, North Adelaide and the Park Lands: 8203 7100. In addition, there is also a smartphone app that can be used to report instances of graffiti.

The South Australian state government has also instated a $500 reward for people who report graffiti vandals.

Adelaide Graffiti Removal Specialists


At +Australian Enviroblast we are graffiti removal experts. Our Adelaide abrasive blasting operators can quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively remove graffiti from a wide variety of surfaces and structures, including:
brick 
concrete
sandstone
limestone
bluestone
marble
terrazzo
masonry
rendered surfaces
metal
steel
stainless steel
aluminium
colourbond
galvanised iron
bitumen
timber
fibreglass

houses
apartment blocks
townhouses
retail premises
business premises
schools
playgrounds
parks
sporting facilities
bridges
roads
road signs
driveways
fences
trains
buses
building and construction sites
scaffolding
temporary fencing


Visit our website or email us to find out more about how abrasive blasting can help you to remove unwanted graffiti.

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