Olive collection

Olive trees in the Parklands and some garden beds are now within fruit fly outbreak areas.

If you're an olive collection permit holder and move olives from these areas for production at a commercial facility, the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) requires you to apply for an Inspector’s Direction Certificate.

Did you know City of Adelaide permits members of the public to register for an olive collection permit?

The permit entitles the holder to collect olives from trees located within the Park Lands with the exception of fenced areas within Bonython Park / Tulya Wardli, and trees located within garden beds.

Map showing permitted olive collection area

Restricted area in Tulya WARDLI (Park 27) is highlighted in yellow.

Permit conditions

The person(s) collecting the olives must:

  • Ensure the quantity of olives collected does not exceed an amount considered normal for domestic use.
  • Take care and discretion while collecting olives and avoid disturbing residents and other users of Park Lands.
  • Clear and carry away all litter, branches, twigs and leaves that have fallen while collecting olives.
  • Ensure all equipment used does not create a risk to the general public and is safely stored at your private residence.
  • Take the necessary precautions to avoid damaging trees (trees must not be climbed, shaken, beaten and no branches are to be removed).
  • Park vehicles and trailers in designated parking areas (no vehicles are to be driven onto or parked on Park Lands).
  • Follow all reasonable and legal verbal instructions from Council Officers or SA Police.
  • Follow the directions issued by the Department of Primary Industries & Regions of SA (PIRSA).
  • Apply for an Inspector’s Direction Certificate from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) if moving the olives to a commercial facility for processing.
  • Indemnify the City of Adelaide for any liability in respect to injury, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the collection of the olives or its produce.
  • Undertake this activity at their own risk.


No fee is applicable to the olive collection permit.

Ready to apply?

You need to complete the online form for olive collections. Upon registration, you will automatically receive an email with the terms and conditions, as well as permit valid for four months.

Apply for an olive collection permit