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Activities on Local Government Land / Street

Council’s By-Law No. 3 – Local Government Land and By-Law No. 4 – Streets and Roads outline activities that require approval.

Activities captured under this permit process include fundraising activities, business promotions, literature hand outs and selling of flowers on local government land or our streets and roads.

Some examples of where permission would be required and can be assessed under this application are listed below:-

  • School or Community Club BBQ or Bake Sale Fundraising on a public reserve
  • Charity donations (must be part of a nationally recognised event such as Daffodil Day)
  • Product Sample Giveaway
  • Leaflet Handout/Business Promotion
  • Stall Display/Business Promotion
  • Mother’s Day Flower Display/Sale
  • Radio Station/Television Live Broadcast Promotion

What are the costs?

There is a non-refundable Application Fee of $35.00 for fundraising activities and a non-refundable Application Fee of $50.00 for all other activities captured under this application.  Payment must be paid upon submission of your application.  On approval of your application, the following Fees may apply:

Permit Fee for Business Promotion / Marketing (handing out samples) $50.00 per day or part there of
Permit Fee for Flower Seller (private purposes) $50.00 per day or part there of
Permit Fee for Flower Seller (commercial purposes) $100.00 per day or part there of

What do you need to know?

If this permit is for an event, you will need to complete either a Food Event Notification form or if you are coordinating the event a Food Notification for Event Coordinators form

You will need to specify in your application the location the permit is for, if you are unsure of this, please go to Google Maps.

You will need to supply the following information with your application:

  • Certificate of Currency showing a minimum ten million dollars ($10,000,000) Public Liability Insurance which covers the location and required activity.
    Note: Tax invoices are not considered sufficient evidence of a Public Liability Insurance Policy.For Badge Day / Fundraising
  • Proof of your Charities Registration with Revenue SA For Literature Distribution
  • An example of the Literature to be distributed For Free Samples
  • An example of the Sample to be distributed

Applications will be considered within 20 working days from the date that all required information has been lodged with the Council. 


What happens next?

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

The assessment process will occur within twenty business days and will include:

  • Confirmation of your details and required documentation supporting your application
  • Investigation of your proposed activity
  • Depending on the proposal, the application may need to be placed on the next agenda for Council’s Staff Advisory Group for consideration and decision (the Group meet fortnightly on Tuesdays)

On approval, you will be provided with a permit confirming the approved activity and the conditions.  A Tax Invoice will also be provided for the permit fees and payment must be made within the terms outlined within the Tax Invoice.  Payment can be made electronically by following the link below, or refer to the Tax Invoice for other payment methods.

Who to call for help?

Community Safety 
Phone: (08) 8408 1198

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