Installing an aerial, antenna, flagpole, mast or tower | Brisbane City Council

Installing an aerial, antenna, flagpole, mast or tower

Devices such as aerials, antennae, flagpoles, masts or towers are regulated under the Building Act 1975. Non-load bearing aerials, antennae, flagpoles, masts or towers, outside areas covered by the Airport Obstacle Limitation Surfaces Standards of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, do not require building approval providing:

  • the device is detached from a building or structure and not more than 10 metres above natural ground surface; or
  • the device is attached to a building or structure and is not more than 3.5 metres above the building or structure

Details of the areas covered by the standards are available from Brisbane Airport Corporation.

Any aerial, antenna, flagpole, mast or tower that does not comply with these guidelines will require building approval.

22 November 2016