New permit fees

We’ve made it easier for you to do business with us.

On 1 July 2021, we moved from setting individual fees per activity, to a consistent, equitable model, that calculates permit fees based on the physical space occupied.

Permit fees are now charged at one of five base fees multiplied by the physical space occupied (per square metre) and number of days. City Works are be capped at $295 per day and Mobile Food Vending at $200 a month.

Our permit fee calculator helps you to determine your fees.

By providing a more streamlined permit fee model, we’re making it easier to do business with the City of Adelaide, and assisting our business community on the path from recovery to growth.

Pay for what you use

Under the new permit fee model, we’ve ensured you’ll only pay for the space you use by:

  • applying an equitable model—activities having less impact on public space now pay lower fees than those occupying larger spaces.
  • removing weekly and monthly fees—some of our fees were charged weekly or monthly. The new daily charge means you won’t have to pay for the days you don't need.

    Enabling businesses

    Delivering on our 2020–2024 Strategic Plan Community Outcome: Strong Economies the new permit fees mean businesses can benefit from:

    • simplified interactions from a streamlined permit fee model.
    • cutting red tape to make it easier to deal with us.
    • enhanced digital capabilities allowing all applications to be submitted online.
    • enabling access to low cost activation opportunities.

    Calculate your fees in advance

    Our permit fee calculator helps you to estimate your fees before applying.

    Select a calculator

    City Works and Hoarding

    Fee calculator

    Distribution of Free Samples

    Fee calculator

    Flyering

    Fee calculator

    Helicopter Landing

    Fee calculator

    Badge Day Collection of Money

    Fee calculator

    Preaching

    Fee calculator

    Surveys and Petitions

    Fee calculator

    Footpath Stickers

    Fee calculator

    Retail Displays

    Fee calculator

    Outdoor Dining

    Fee calculator

    Business Promotions

    Fee calculator

    Busking

    Fee calculator

    Media Production

    Fee calculator

    Mobile Food Vending

    Fee calculator

    Examples

    Activity typeCurrent feeNew fees

    Media Production

    $165 per day regardless of activity size

    Commercial Media Production (with exclusion zone) occupying 20m2 = $32 per day
    Commercial Media Production (with exclusion zone) occupying 200m2 = $320 per day

    Mobile Food Vending

    $200 per month regardless of days

    Mobile Food Vendor occupying 10m2 = $16 per day
    Mobile Food Vendor occupying 20m2 = $32 per day

    Need more information?

    If you have any questions, please contact us:

    8203 7203