Advertising signs

There are rules that apply if you are planning to display advertising signs. You may need Brisbane City Council approval if you want to display advertising signs for your business or home business. Council may also require approval for club, charity or garage sale signs. Find out if your signs require a licence and how to apply if you need approval.

Sign approval

Find the key facts about sign locations and use the advertising signs tool to find out what signs you are permitted to have. Learn about licensable, generally inappropriate and prohibited signs.

Advertising sign fees

Payment of fees is required when you lodge your application with Council. Find out all the details about fees including application, renewal, pre-lodgement, transfers and exemptions.

How to apply

Depending on the type of licensed sign, you may require a full assessment. For some licensed signs you can apply for an express assessment. You can apply for a prelodgement meeting for complex sign proposals.


Advertisements Local Law

Council is responsible for permitting and regulating outdoor advertising signs in Brisbane. Download the Local Laws governing advertising signs.

Advertising sign forms and fact sheets

Council's advertising signs information kit and advertising application forms are located together for your convenience.

Advertising signs glossary

Find out Council's definitions of the main advertising sign terms.

Information for existing signs licensees

Find out how to change, transfer, cancel or renewal your licence. Existing licences automatically receive a renewal notice before expiry.