Flags & banners

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the City of Adelaide temporarily has a reduced capacity to process permit applications until further notice. You are able to submit an online application, which will be assessed at a later date.

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Colourful event and activity promotion along key city streets

As you’re moving throughout the city and North Adelaide, you can’t help but notice the colourful flags and banners that line the city streets.

Different types of flag poles

There are certain flag poles such as those in Victoria Square /Tarntanyangga, the Grote Street median strip, outside Town Hall and in Brougham Place, which are reserved for Governance flags (The Australian national flag, the state flag, Australian Aboriginal flag, Torres Strait Islander flag and the Australian Coat of Arms).

Primarily used as a medium to promote city based events and festivals, flags and banners can now also be hired to promote the following activities on other flag poles located within the city’s boundaries:

  • public conferences
  • exhibitions
  • civic programs
  • shows
  • sporting events
  • concerts
  • sponsor association with city based events
  • role of city precincts
  • key charity drives or appeals
  • major events held by charities
  • events of state, national or international significance.

Flag and banner applications can be submitted up to one year prior to the installation date, except those to be displayed during January, February and March, which is regarded as the peak period.

In order of priority, bookings will be taken for:

  • City of Adelaide owned events
  • City of Adelaide sponsored/partnered events
  • Events with a Multi-Year Event Licence

City of Adelaide sponsored events and Multi-Year Event Licence recipients are invited to apply for January, February and March during July of the year prior, with those allocations being finalised in August.

Other applications for January, February and March displays cannot be considered prior to August of the year prior and allocations will then be finalised in September. Note: applications will still be accepted after the recommended submission date, however availability is unlikely due to the high demand during this peak period.

All applications must be received at least 28 days prior to the installation date in order to be considered. All applications are processed in accordance with the City of Adelaide’s flags and banners operating guidelines.

With high visibility and exposure throughout key locations in Adelaide’s CBD and North Adelaide, flags and banners are an extremely affordable outdoor advertising medium. Refer to the flags and banners rate card for details. 

Please note a permit fee of $41.00 applies per application.

The minimum period of hire is for one week, ranging from Sunday to Sunday.

Flags and banners must enhance the appearance of the area, be of good quality, well designed and in good condition. Refer to the flags and banners design guidelines for details and specifications.

Council reserves the right to accept or reject applications and remove banners from display without notice.

Hirers must give the City of Adelaide at least four weeks’ notice of any cancellation in writing. A cancellation fee of 50 per cent of the agreed booking request will be incurred if this does not occur.

All installation and dismantling will be conducted by the City of Adelaide Public Realm Team.

Hirers are required to send their banners to the City of Adelaide Mile End Works Depot at 10 – 24 London Road, Mile End by the Monday prior to installation on the Sunday.

Banners must be collected from the Mile End Works Depot by the Friday following removal. Banners not collected after this time may be disposed of. If arranging a courier to collect, please ensure they are aware of exactly what they are collecting (Event name).

City of Adelaide will make every endeavour to install banners on the date confirmed, however, installation can also be dependent on traffic, weather conditions and other external factors.

Should construction or maintenance work be undertaken to the banner poles and render them unavailable, then City of Adelaide will contact the hirer to agree on alternate sites if available, or shorten the length of the display if possible. We will not refund costs should sites be rendered unavailable after installation.

City of Adelaide does not take responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged banners.

Ready to apply?

Applications for flags and banners should be lodged online. Before you start, please make sure you have the following handy:

  • colour scale drawing of the proposed flag or banner, with a brief description of the purpose of the display.
  • Certificate of Currency for Public Liability Insurance to the value of $10 million, noting City of Adelaide as an interested party.
  • permit fee of $41.00

Apply now

Please note: hirers will be invoiced for banner sites at the end of the booking period and after banners are removed from display.

If you are interested in booking Sir Donald Drive banners leading into the city centre, please contact the South Australian Tourism Commission via the details below.

Sir donald bradman drive map

08 8463 4558

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Need more information?

If you have any questions regarding flags and banner displays throughout the city and North Adelaide, please contact the Events team:

08 8203 7203

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