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Badge Days

Badge Days are a tool 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) or Daffodil Day (Cancer – last Friday in August).

Anyone collecting for this purpose requires a Badge Day Permit, available from City of Adelaide.

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

Who Can Apply

Charities must be registered under the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act, 1939 and registered with Revenue SA.

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

City Locations

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

Many Badge Days are already annual events and only one charity may occupy a particular date, so many dates are already taken.  To enquire about available dates please contact the Customer Centre on 8203 7203 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Applications are accepted year round.  Should you wish to apply for a Badge Day permit please complete the application form:

Return the completed form as per the directions on the application for via the online application process.  With your application, you need to submit:

  • Proof of your Charities registration with Revenue SA.
  • A Certificate of Currency of your Public Indemnity Insurance (minimum of $20million 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.


View Full Permit Terms & Conditions.


Badge Days Permit costs can be found in Council's Fees and Charges Schedule

These fees are applied as stated in City of Adelaide’s current Fees & Charges Schedule.

If you have any questions regarding permits, please contact:

Adelaide City Customer Centre
8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Phone 8203 7203
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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