Prohibited signs

To protect the amenity of the area, ensure public safety and respect the visual rights of other property owners, some signs are prohibited. You must not display these signs and cannot apply for Brisbane City Council to assess these types of signs.

High Impact Electronic Display Component sign

A sign in which the electronic display component is greater than 4 m2. Under the new Advertisements Interim Local Law 2020, these signs are prohibited in the following locations:

  1. where outside the city frame in any one or more of the following locations:
    1. on land improved by a building that is a heritage place
    2. within 50 m of a building that is a heritage place, where the proposed advertisement is located on the same road(s) as the building
    3. on land that is identified in the Commercial character building overlay or Pre-1911 building overlay
    4. within 50 m 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(s) as the building.
  2. where inside the city frame in any one or more of the following locations:
    1. on land improved by a building that is a heritage place, this does not include other structures of heritage significance, for example, retaining walls or vegetation
    2. on land that is identified in the Commercial character building overlay or Pre-1911 building overlay.

Above awning sign

An above awning sign is an advertisement above an awning, verandah roof or the like.

Bunting and streamers

Bunting is a series of small flags or pennants suspended from a rope or a cable, and streamers are long suspended ribbons of cloth or similar non-rigid material.

Fly poster sign

A fly poster sign is a non-rigid advertisement and is typically a printed paper advertisement, multiple copies of which are glued to walls and other fixtures in public places. An authorised wall sign is not a fly poster sign.

Inflatable sign

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

Off-site directional sign

An off-site directional sign is an advertisement directing attention to an activity on another site, where the advertisement is not a new estate sales sign provided for elsewhere in the subordinate local law.

Vehicle sign (standing)

A vehicle sign (standing) is an advertisement displayed on a vehicle where the display of the advertisement is the primary use of the vehicle and the vehicle is parked for more than five minutes or is left unattended in a public place.

Last updated: 20 November 2020