ACMA vehicle permit conditions

Annual vehicle permits are issued to assist Central Market traders during the course of their trading.

The permit is issued in good faith and to enable access for vehicles loading and unloading into the Central Market area and in the designated permit areas in Gouger and Grote Streets.

Please note: This is not a general parking permit and does not allow vehicles to remain in the designated areas other than while loading or unloading goods.

To avoid unnecessary obstructions to vehicle movement, permit holders must ensure that the time their vehicle remains in and near the Market is kept in accordance with their permit conditions (maximum time limits of 30 and 60 minutes apply). This improves safety and convenience for ALL Market users.

The following conditions must always be observed when using a vehicle to within the Central Market permit zones:

  1. Subject to further notice, hours of access are detailed on the on-street parking signs for permit holders to use within the conditions of their permit.
  2. If any equipment, furniture or fittings are damaged by a vehicle whilst unloading or delivering goods to the Central Market, both the owner and driver shall be liable for the cost of repairing such damage and for the value of any property which has been damaged beyond repair.
  3. Vehicles shall only remain in the permit area whilst loading and unloading and in any event only remain for the maximum of 30 or 60 minutes, as specified by the conditions of their permit.
  4. Vehicles must not be parked in such a manner as to block footpaths or access to any other vehicles.
  5. At all times, drivers of vehicles must comply with the directions of any authorised officer of the City of Adelaide (Council), Central Market Management and SA Police.
  6. No vehicles (including forklifts) are to be driven or parked on any footpaths around the precinct.
  7. A decal will be issued upon payment of the permit to Council. A maximum of three (3) vehicles can be registered on the permit. The vehicles may be station wagons, utilities, vans, trucks and forklifts. All vehicles must be registered (inclusive of forklifts).
  8. The decal must be displayed in the passenger side windscreen of the vehicle and clearly visible at all times. Failure to display the decal will lead to the issue of an infringement notice.
  9. Payment for the permit fee is non-refundable and must be renewed annually in July.
  10. The permit cannot be exercised in relation to a vehicle other than the vehicles for which this permit is issued. In the event that a vehicle is sold or no longer used, and a different vehicle is to be used, the permit holder must complete a change of vehicle request form and submit this for approval and make payment of the associated fee. A new decal will be issued reflecting the changes.
  11. The Adelaide Central Market Authority and the City of Adelaide reserves the right to revoke a permit at any time in its absolute discretion.
  12. The Adelaide Central Market Authority and the City of Adelaide may vary the access provisions relating to the use of this permit at any time by written notice.
  13. Applications for non-tenant permits (i.e. delivery companies, suppliers, contractors, etc) of the Central Market must be approved by the Adelaide Central Market Authority before a permit can be processed and issued by the City of Adelaide. This applies for all permit applications including new, renewal, replacement and change of vehicle requests.

Need more information?

If you need more information about the Adelaide Central Market vehicle permit, please or if you wish to report vehicles creating problems to the Central Market operations, please contact the City of Adelaide (Council) Customer Service Centre: