A-frame signs in Valley Malls

An A-frame Sign is a portable, freestanding advertisement, normally supported by an ‘A’ or inverted ‘T’ frame.  Brisbane City Council supports businesses in the Valley Malls to display one A-frame sign and regulates this through permits to maintain safety and amenity.

When you need a permit

Any business in the Brunswick Street or Chinatown Malls will need a permit before displaying an A-frame sign outside their premises.  


Payment of fees will be required when you lodge your application to Brisbane City Council. The fee comprises three parts:
Summary table of permit fee types and the application fees.
Fee type Application fee
Application fee $75
Assessment fee $179
Annual permit fee $75

How to apply

1. Supporting documents

Prepare the attachments required for your online application as Word, PDF or jpg files.  Required attachments include:
  • site plan (showing location of existing structures and proposed placement of A-frame sign)
  • sign design (photos or drawings showing size, shape etc)
  • certificate of Currency for Public Liability to the value of $20 million

2. Valley Malls A-frame Sign Application

  • upload your supporting documents
  • pay the application using a Visa or Mastercard

More information

For advice specific to your situation, contact Council’s Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).


Last updated: 1 July 2021

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