Adelaide Central Market vehicle permit

Central Market Vehicle Permits are issued for vehicles to load and unload into the Central Market. The permits are also valid within the allocated permit zones in Gouger Street and Grote Street.


To be eligible for a Central Market Vehicle Permit you must be either a Central Market stall holder or a non-Central Market stall holder (i.e. a supplier) and meet the criteria below.

Central Market stall holders:

  • automatic approval is granted.
  • maximum three (3) vehicles per permit (if one of the vehicles is a forklift, a second permit decal can be provided)
  • Central Market stall holders will be issued with a 60 Minute Permit
  • Central Market permit holders do not need to provide proof of ownership of a vehicle.

Non-Central Market stall holders:

  • approval must be granted by the Adelaide Central Market Authority (ACMA)
  • suppliers / non-stall holders will be issued with a 30 Minute Permit

Please contact the Adelaide Central Market Authority directly on 8203 7494 to discuss a new permit.


Once issued, a permit is subject to certain rules and conditions.

Read the full Adelaide Central Market vehicle permit conditions.

Tip: why not download them and keep a copy handy in the vehicle!

Annual permit renewals

Annual permits for Central Market vehicles cover the 12-month period from 1 August to 31 July.

To ensure continued access to the Central Markets, please renew your annual permit online by the 25th of July.


The fees for Central Market Vehicle permits can be found in the City of Adelaide’s fees and charges schedule. Search for the term "Central Market parking".

Ready to renew or apply for a permit?

Before you start, please have the following handy as you will need to submit:

  • the details for each vehicle including registration number, make, model, weight (number of axles, class)
  • if renewing or changing a vehicle on an existing permit – the Permit number (this should be in the following format: R/Number/YEAR///XXXX) 

If you are applying for an Adelaide Central Market vehicle permit, please ensure you have spoken with the Adelaide Central Market Authority and been granted preliminary approval.

To finalise a permit renewal, you will need to make payment of your permit fees. After completing the renewal form, you will be prompted to continue to Council’s Pathway Payment Platform to pay online. You will need to refer to your Internet Payment Number found on your Tax Invoice.

Alternatively, you can pay by phone, post or in person as outlined on your invoice.

Please note the application will take up to five business days to process

Apply or renew now

Need more information?

For general enquiries once a permit has been issued please contact the City of Adelaide's Customer Centre, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm: