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Code of Conduct

Adelaide Oval Fan Behaviour Code of Conduct

At Adelaide Oval, everyone is welcome.

This means that regardless of which team you support, you have just as much right to enjoy your experience as everyone else.  The Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (SMA) expects all patrons to adhere to the Adelaide Oval Fan Behaviour Code of Conduct whilst in the Adelaide Oval precinct.

As a patron of Adelaide Oval, you have a right to expect an environment where:

  • You will be treated in a consistent, professional and courteous manner by all event day staff
  • You are able to safely enjoy events free from disruptive behaviour, including foul or abusive language, obscene gestures or other socially unacceptable behaviour.

In return, Adelaide Oval patrons will behave in a manner consistent with the above expectations. When attending Adelaide Oval you will:

  • Support your team in a loud, passionate and enthusiastic manner where appropriate
  • Respect patrons and officials of all ages, regardless of team affiliation
  • Actively foster a family friendly environment
  • Engage in the responsible consumption of alcohol
  • Refrain from fighting, throwing objects or projectiles of any kind
  • Use appropriate language, without threatening, foul or abusive content based on race, religion, sexuality or gender
  • Refrain from using offensive or obscene gestures
  • Ensure banners, signs, clothing or other observable materials are free of obscene, discriminatory and/or indecent messages
  • Not enter restricted areas (including the field of play) without expressed permission
  • Only access areas as per ticketing entitlements
  • Refrain from smoking inside the venue
  • Comply with requests from Adelaide Oval Event Staff, SA Police and other security personnel regarding venue operations and emergency response procedures
  • Expect the Adelaide Oval Fan Behaviour Code of Conduct to be actively enforced.

To report bad behaviour during games, text Adelaide Oval security on 0400 TELL US.  Alternatively, if you would like to raise your concerns outside of games, you can email us at

The SMA works with the event hirer, SA Police and contracted security services to identify offenders, record incidents and sanction patrons who breach the Adelaide Oval Fan Behaviour Code of Conduct.  Any person who does not comply with this Code of Conduct may be removed from the Adelaide Oval.  Depending on the severity of the behaviour, anyone evicted may incur a ban, suspension of membership and/or police charges. 

The minimum penalties for breaches at Adelaide Oval, in addition to any other penalties issued by SAPOL or the SA courts, include:

  • Persons who bring a flare into Adelaide Oval or ignite a flare on the Adelaide Oval Core or Licenced Area - Life time ban from Adelaide Oval
  • Groups (supporter groups or other) involved in significant acts of violence – minimum 10-year ban from Adelaide Oval
  • Persons who are reported or arrested for entering the playing arena – minimum 3-year ban from Adelaide Oval
  • Persons who are involved in a violent incident and arrested for assault or affray – minimum 2-year ban from Adelaide Oval
  • Persons who are evicted for a second time for any reason – minimum 12-month ban from Adelaide Oval

The SMA reserves the right to impose penalties for incidents not covered above as required.

The SMA appreciates your support of the Adelaide Oval Fan Behaviour Code of Conduct and looks forward to providing an environment where everyone is welcome!