City Works Permit - South Australia


City works permits are approvals to carry out different types of activities in the city related to maintenance and construction works on both building and roads.

The types of activities covered include:

  • Cherry Picker/Knuckle Boom, Concrete Pours;
  • Mobile Crane Permits, Excavation;
  • Hoarding Type A - I, Industrial Bin;
  • Ladder / Trestles, Over Dimensional Loads;
  • Road and Footpath Occupation, Scissor Lift;
  • Scaffold -Fixed Scaffold - Mobile;
  • Shipping Containers, Swing Stage;
  • Trenching Underground Services;
  • Temporary Crossing over Footpath - Storm Water; and
  • Temporary Crossing over Footpath - Vehicle.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


As designated.


Variable depending on activity to be undertaken. Refer to your local Council.


Task Business Structure Resources
Common All City Works Application Form - PDF (Opens in new window)

Additional information

To apply for a city works permit the following information must be supplied:

  • A completed Application Form; and
  • A site plan of the location (eg location of hoarding to scale).

Administering agency

Adelaide City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Team Leader

Operating address: 25 Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 2252
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882037203
Fax: 0882037575
Website: (Opens in new window)