Prohibited advertising devices

Prohibited advertising devices are prescribed under the Advertising Devices Local Law 2021. An application to install, erect or display a prohibited advertising device cannot be made to Council. Further it is an offence to display a prohibited advertising device. The following advertising devices are prohibited:

  1. subject to any rules or procedures, an advertising device that is:

  2. An advertising device that is a high impact electronic display component sign is prohibited if it is:

  • proposed to be located outside the City frame in any 1 or more of the following locations:
    • on land improved by a building that is a heritage place 
    • within 50m of a building that is a heritage place, where the proposed advertising device is located on the same road or roads as the building

      Examples:
      • Where a building has an external appearance on 1 or more roads, an advertisement will be prohibited if it is located on any 1 or more of the roads within 50m of the building.
      • Where the building is located at a junction of 2 roads, an advertisement will be prohibited if it is located on either of the roads within 50m of the building.
         
    • on land that is identified in the Commercial character building overlay or the Pre-1911 building overlay
    • within 50m of a building that is identified in the Commercial character building overlay or the Pre-1911 building overlay where the proposed advertisement is located on the same road or roads as the building

      Examples:
      • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Where a building has an external appearance on 2 or more roads (for example, a corner block), an advertisement will be prohibited if it is located on either of the roads within 50m of the building.
      • Where the building is located at a junction of 2 roads, an advertisement will be prohibited if it is located on either of the roads within 50m of the building.
  • ​​​​​​​proposed to be located inside the City frame in any 1 or more of the following locations:

Definitions

Bunting means a series of small flags or pennants suspended from a rope or cable.

City frame means the area identified as the City frame in “Figure a—City core and City frame” in the Transport, access, parking and servicing code in the City Plan.

City Plan means the Brisbane City Plan 2014 , as amended from time to time, and any replacement of that planning scheme and associated planning scheme policies for the city of Brisbane.

Commercial character building overlay means the Commercial character building overlay map in the City Plan.

fly poster sign means a non-rigid advertising device, typically a printed paper advertising device, comprising of multiple copies of which are glued or otherwise attached to walls and other fixtures in a public place.

high impact electronic display component sign means an advertising device in which the electronic display component is greater than 4m2.

heritage place means a local heritage place or a Queensland heritage place as defined in the Queensland Heritage Act 1992.

NoteLocal heritage places and Queensland heritage places are also identified in the Heritage overlay map in the City Plan.

inflatable sign includes any fixed or captive envelope, balloon, blimp or kite, whether a cold air inflatable or lighter than air aerial device.

Pre-1911 building overlay means the Pre-1911 building overlay map in the City Plan.

vehicle sign (standing) means an advertising device displayed on a vehicle, where the primary use of the vehicle is advertising and the vehicle is parked for more than 5 minutes or is left unattended in a public place.

Last updated: 30 June 2021