Club and charity signs | Brisbane City Council

Club and charity signs

A range of signs are permitted for clubs and charities.

You do not need anything in writing from Brisbane City Council to display a permitted sign, provided you carry out a self-assessment to make sure you comply with the relevant requirements set out below. If your proposed sign does not comply you will need to apply for a full assessment and be granted a licence before you can display your sign.

Common permitted signs for clubs and charities include:

Community event sign

A community event sign is a temporary non-illuminated advertisement advertising short-term events such as a fete, fair, or festival for charitable, religious, educational, child care, sporting organisations or the like. Community event signs are permitted where they meet the following requirements.

Community event sign on site of the event

A community event sign on site of the event is permitted where:

  • the sign is located on the site of the event or the property of the organisation holding the event
  • the sign is a banner type sign are of non-rigid material suspended at both ends and having a maximum area of 8 square metres
  • the sign is a rigid type sign which would otherwise be a pole sign, wall sign, boundary fence sign or ground sign having a maximum area of 2.4 square metres
  • it is a Vertical Banner Building Sign or Vertical Banner Freestanding Sign having a maximum area of 2.4 square metres
  • bunting and streamers
  • not more than 1 of either a banner or rigid type community event sgn is exhibited for each frontage of a site
  • not illuminated
  • exhibited not more than 14 days prior to the event advertised and removed by the end of the day following the event.

Directional community event signs

A directional community event sign is permitted where:

  • a maximum of 20 directional community event signs are displayed
  • each sign has maximum area of 0.6 square metres
  • exhibited not more than 14 days prior to the event advertised and removed by the end of the day following the event
  • not placed on any part of a road including a footway, median strip, traffic island and roundabout.

Community event banner

A community event banner is permitted where:

  • exhibited on designated land
  • the sign is of non-rigid material suspended at both ends and having a maximum area of 8 square metres
  • exhibited not more than 14 days prior to the event advertised and removed by the end of the day following the event.

Sporting field fence

A sporting field fence sign is an advertisement painted or otherwise affixed to the inward side of a fence around a sporting field. 

A permitted sporting field fence sign must be:

  • inwardly facing
  • primarily directed at the users of the facility.

Information sign

An information sign is an advertisement that provides information:

  • for the use of facilities or features of a site (for example, entrance or parking sign, menu board for a drive-through); or
  • about the intended future use or development of a site or facility (for example, future school site, stormwater upgrade project sign).

A permitted information sign must:

  • have a maximum area of 2 square metres
  • contain no commercial or corporate advertising other than the name, logo or slogan of an organisation having tenure of the property or control of the land where the sign is displayed
  • display the name or logo no larger than one third of the sign area
  • the number of information signs on a site will be limited to those considered by Council to be necessary to communicate the information.

Statutory

A statutory sign is an advertisement displayed pursuant to the authority or requirements of an Act of Parliament of the State or Commonwealth or local law.

To be permitted it must be displayed in accordance with the provisions of the legislation that requires the sign.

30 November 2017