Take an active part in enhancing your community by adopting a bus shelter.
Adopt a Bus Shelter is one of many programs the City has in place to tackle graffiti. The program provides rapid removal of graffiti from bus shelters by community volunteers. Consistent world research shows that removing graffiti quickly after discovery is a good way to deter repeat graffiti attacks. This is because one of the core appeals of graffiti culture is having others see the tags.
The City encourages individuals, schools, organisations and local businesses to make a real difference in their community by “adopting” local bus shelters.
What are the benefits of adopting a shelter?
Graffiti lowers the quality of life in our community and comes at a high cost. It also reduces public confidence by increasing the perception and fear of crime. By participating in the Adopt a Bus Shelter program, you can reduce repeat offences by rapidly removing graffiti and contribute to making your neighbourhood clean, safe and a better place to live.
All graffiti removed through the program is reported to the Police.
What is involved in being a volunteer?
As a volunteer you can contribute as much time as you have available to assist in the removal of graffiti, report vandalism and alert staff to maintenance requirements. Volunteers are not expected to paint over very large amounts of graffiti. You will be provided with a graffiti removal kit and safety training information so you can begin to clean and make improvements to the shelter immediately.
How can I adopt a bus shelter?
If you live near or frequently use concrete or mesh bus shelters in the City and would like to take part in this program, simply register your details and a Safe City officer will contact you to arrange an on-site meeting.
If you would like to participate in this program or would like further information, please complete the enquiry form below or contact Safe City on 9391 6022.