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Stobie pole art in the community

Stobie pole art

Apply to paint a Stobie pole

Stobie pole art is becoming more popular in colouring our streetscapes but to avoid it being removed and to ensure the Stobie pole is safe to paint. You'll need permission from SA Power Networks to paint a Stobie pole.

It will be assessed by SA Power Networks and if approved, you will receive an approval letter. This process can take 20 business days.

Apply online to get permission to paint a Stobie pole


To do this you'll need:

  • Your full name and contact details
  • The location of the Stobie pole 
  • Information on what you intend to do

Before painting a Stobie pole you should consider:

  • That not all Stobie poles are suitable for painting
  • Approval has been obtained from SA Power Networks
  • Approval has been obtained from the local council where the pole resides
  • Imagery of the finished works, artists names and details will need to be supplied to both SA Power Networks and the local council for records
  • The painted image shall not be higher than 2.0 metres from ground level
  • The artwork on the poles does not constitute commercial advertising e.g. business name or logo, political material, local messages or directions or any other material likely to offend
  • Consulting with the residents directly adjacent the proposed stobie pole site prior to commencement and gain their approval to paint
  • You are responsible for any ongoing maintenance of the artwork, and understand if the artwork is tagged, SA Power Networks will paint over the work at our discretion. The use of an anti-graffiti coating should be considered once completed (if the work is to be on display long term)
  • During the painting process, consideration should be given to the safety of the participants and the public, e.g. use of orange cones, high visibility vests etc. where appropriate