Badge Days have been held in Adelaide since 1916.
No person shall attempt to collect money or goods in the public domain unless a permit has first been obtained. This is called a Badge Days Permit.
Charities must be registered under the Collections for Charitable Purposes Act, 1939 and registered with Revenue SA.
Fridays are the designated days that Charities are permitted to collect money in the public domain. Should a Public Holiday fall on the Friday, the Badge Day will be held on the last working day prior to the public holiday.
Charity Organisations that have conducted a Badge Day the year before must ensure that a Badge Day Return Form (PDF, 42Kb) is completed and submitted within 60 days from the date of the Badge Day.
How to Apply
Whenever possible, applications for Badge Days must be received no later than 1 August of each year. Late applications received throughout the current calendar year are welcomed, however may not be granted for the nominated date as it may be already booked.
The Badge Day Calendar commences from the 1 January each year and concludes on the 31 December of the same year. To apply for a Badge Day please fill in the form:
The downloaded form can be faxed to (08) 8203 7515, or posted to:
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001
With your application, you need to provide:
● Proof of your Charities registration with Revenue SA.
● A Certificate of Currency of your Public Indemnity Insurance.
- The activity shall be conducted for one day only, being the Friday allocated on the attached permit and/or last working day prior to the Friday if it happens to be a Public Holiday.
- No more than two people can be grouped at the same location.
- It is the responsibility of the person/s collecting at each location to ensure the area is left in a neat and tidy condition.
- The person/s collecting must not harass, harangue, approach or accost any member of the public.
- Instructions issued by authorised Council or Police Officers must be obeyed without exception.
- All collectors must have sealed tins or boxes in which monies received for badges can be placed.
- All tins and boxes are to be clearly marked with the organisation for which the appeal is being made.
- The person/s collecting must disclose the name of the organisation and contact details to authorised Council or Police Officers on demand.
- No obstruction is to be caused to pedestrian traffic.
- Installation, setup or usage of infrastructure including chairs, tables etc is not permitted.
- This permit gives permission for the permit holder and is not transferable to any other person.
- The Permit is valid for a 24 hour period (midnight to midnight) of the date specified on the Permit. Upon the expiry of this Permit, the activity shall cease.
- A completed Badge Return Form (attached) must be received by this office no later than 60 days after the event.
- All conditions of the permit must be adhered to. Failure to comply with the conditions automatically revokes the permit and may lead to further applications being refused.
- The Council reserves the right to revoke the Permit at any time.
- Failure to comply with the Badge Day conditions may jeopardise future Badge Day applications.
- A maximum of 4 collectors are permitted at either end of Rundle Mall. To check Rundle Mall bookings or to hire a promotional space, please contact Rundle Mall Management on 8203 7200 or visit rundlemall.com. The permitted locations are:
- One collector on either side of the mall at the intersection of Rundle Mall and King William Street.
- One collector on either side of the mall at the intersection of Rundle Mall and Pulteney Street.
Badge Days Permit costs can be found in the Council Fees and Charges Schedule (PDF, 106Kb).