Badge days

Permits to sell badges for registered charity badge days.

Badge days are a way for legitimate charitable organisations to use the public realm to raise awareness and monies for their charity. A badge day can be a once off occasion or an annual event.

Examples of regular badge days are:

  • Legacy Day (first Friday in September)
  • White Ribbon Day (25th November)
  • Daffodil Day (Cancer – last Friday in August).

Anyone collecting for this purpose requires an On-street activity permit, available from the City of Adelaide.

When can we hold a badge day?

Fridays are the designated days that charities are permitted to conduct their badge day. Should a Public Holiday fall on a Friday, the badge bay will be held on the last working day prior to the public holiday.

Many badge days are already annual events and as only one charity may occupy a particular date, so many dates are already taken. To inquire about available dates please contact the Customer Centre.

Who can apply?

In order to apply for an On-street activity permit, charities must be registered under the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act 1939 and registered with Revenue SA.

Where can we sell badges?

Locations are approved on a case by case basis and determined by the responsible permit officer.

The following locations are not included in the Badge Day permit;

  • Rundle Mall
  • Adelaide Central Market
  • Adelaide Oval River Bank precinct
  • entrances to and inside the Railway Station
  • directly outside Parliament House
  • within 50m of a major event declared by the Minister.

Please note: no more than two people can be grouped in the same location.


Please refer to the City of Adelaide’s full permit terms and conditions.


On-street activity permit costs can be found in Council's fees and charges schedule.

Ready to apply?

Applications for an On-street activity permit can be made easily online. Before you start, have the following handy as you’ll need to submit:

  • proof of your Charities registration with Revenue SA
  • a Certificate of Currency of your Public Indemnity Insurance (minimum of $20 million that also notes City of Adelaide as an interested party)
  • if collecting on behalf of a charity, please provide written confirmation from the registered charity.

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Need more information?

If you have any questions regarding badge day permits, please contact the City of Adelaide’s contact centre:

08 8203 7203

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