Sign approval

Brisbane City Council is responsible for licensing and regulating outdoor advertising signs in Brisbane. Find details about your proposed sign location and use the Advertising signs tool to find out what signs you can have on your property. Learn about permitted, licensable, generally inappropriate and prohibited signs.

Advertising signs tool

Use the interactive online tool to find out what signs on your property would be permitted, require approval, are generally inappropriate or are prohibited.

Facts about the proposed sign location

Find the key facts about sign locations including zoning, constraints and locality issues that determine what advertising signs you can have on the property.

Permitted signs for common uses

Some signs are permitted for common uses such as small business, home business, garage sales, real estate, clubs, charities, builders and developers.

Licensable signs

There are a range of signs that are licensable. Some may be considered generally inappropriate but may be considered by Council on a case by case basis.

Prohibited signs

Some signs are not permitted to maintain Brisbane's safety, and to ensure there is no impact, both physical and visual, to the surrounding area.