Adopt-a-Stop; Bus Shelter Art

Show your creativity and beautify your suburb by adopting a local bus stop.

Why Bus Shelters?

The City of Melville's Adopt-a-Stop programme encourages artists, community and school groups to transform ordinary bus shelters into local landmarks, share community messages and help make the City of Melville a vibrant and attractive place to live, work and visit.

Through this programme, the City aims to promote pride in our public amenities and cultural identity, develop a sense of place in the community,  reduce graffiti, increase the public feeling of safety in our local neighbourhoods and provide opportunities for young people and emerging artists to be involved in public art.

Who can paint a Bus Shelter?

Melville Residents - Get together with your neighbours to design and paint a bus stop that reflects your neighbourhood.

Young People - Sign up for a holiday programme to work with a professional artist. Learn new artistic techniques and work towards creating a large-scale urban artwork on a bus stop for all to see.

Schools - Teachers can integrate a bus stop mural project into the art curriculum to encourage students to learn about road safety, transport or community whilst developing new art skills.

Melville Community Groups - Here is an opportunity to tell the community what your group stands for and increase the profile of your organisation in the community. Paint a bus shelter that depicts your Community Group message.

Melville Artists - What does your suburb mean to you? Show us your vision for the community, explore local themes or relevant community messages.

View a gallery of some of our vibrant bus stops here.

If you would like to "Adopt-a-Stop", please contact the Cultural Development Officer (Arts) by email or on 9364 0650.