Advertising devices requiring approval

All advertising devices that are not permitted advertising devices or prohibited advertising devices require Council approval. Before applying for an advertising device approval you will need to find out the Facts about the proposed advertising device location.

Rules and standards

The Advertising Devices Design and Assessment Rule categorises advertising devices and prescribes requirements that apply to advertising devices. Applicants must read the Advertising Devices Design and Assessment Rule before applying for an advertising device approval.

The Advertising Devices Technical Standards sets outlines Technical criteria for advertising devices with Illumination and/or Electronic Display Components (EDC).

Pre-lodgement meetings for advertising device applications

For complex sign proposals, or the identification of potential issues associated with a proposed application, you can arrange a pre-lodgement meeting.

Express assessment applications

Express application is Council's streamlined sign approval process that provides you with a quick response and reduced fees. Find out the more about eligible advertising device types, applicable fees and how to apply.

Full assessment applications

There are 2 types of full assessment applications: standard assessment and generally inappropriate assessment. Find out the more about applicable fees and how to apply.

Existing advertising device approval holders

Find out how to apply for an extension of time to complete building work, or to transfer, cancel, restore or make a minor amendment to an existing advertising device approval.

Advertising device fees

You need to pay fees when you lodge your advertising sign application with Council. Use this page to find out fees for full and express assessment applications and other applicable advertising device fees.

More information

For more information specific to your situation, phone Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).

Last updated: 1 July 2021