Guidelines for hanging a bridge banner

Brisbane City Council allows large horizontal banners to be erected on several iconic Brisbane bridges and overpasses. Requirements will depend on where you are hanging your banner.

Before submitting your application, you are encouraged to read the:

General guidelines

Banners must abide by the following guidelines:

  • the layout and design of the banner must be submitted for approval to the Brisbane Hotline at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the approved permit date
  • banners cannot be displayed if the design and layout do not comply with Council's design specifications
  • banners must be made to the specifications appropriate to each site
  • banners must be delivered to the Story Bridge depot at 234 Main Road Kangaroo Point by 2.00pm on the Tuesday before the booking date
  • applications can only be made up to twelve months in advance
  • a maximum of four banners per group is permitted
  • approval will only be given for a maximum of two consecutive weeks per location per calendar year per organisation
  • applications will be processed in the order they are received
  • Brisbane City Council reserves the right to remove or reject any banner that does not satisfy the conditions of approval
  • invoice to be paid minimum of two weeks prior to booking dates
  • no commercial advertising or sponsor’s logos are to be displayed on the banner without prior approval being given by Brisbane City Council
  • banners are to be collected within one week after their removal from the bridge. Note that banners are erected and removed on Mondays only dependent on weather conditions
  • Council takes no responsibility for the loss of banners

Story Bridge

  1. The name of the charity organisation benefiting from this event must be prominently displayed on the banner.
  2. No commercial advertising or sponsor's logos are to be displayed on the banner.
  3. The banner is to be a maximum of 18 metres long, no less than 10 metres long, and 900 millimetres high and must be provided with wind vent holes.
  4. Lettering on banners should generally have a minimum height of 300 millimetres. Lettering less than 200 millimetres in height will not be approved.
  5. Rope ties with ferrules at each end are to be attached to all eyelets.
  6. Eyelets are required to be placed at 1 meter intervals.
  7. Wind holes (vents) need to be spaced at approx. 3m intervals.
  8. The layout and design of the banner must be emailed with the application for approval to the Business Hotline at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the approved permit date. Banners cannot be displayed if the design and layout do not comply with Council requirements.
  9. Brisbane City Council will contact you to arrange a delivery and collection time for the banner. Banners must be collected from Council within one week after their removal from the bridge. 
    Note: banners are erected and removed on Mondays only, dependant on weather conditions.
  10. Brisbane City Council takes no responsibility for the loss of banners.

Hale Street Pedestrian and Caxton Street overpass

  1. The name of the charity organisation benefiting from this event must be prominently displayed on the banner.
  2. No commercial advertising or sponsor's logos are to be displayed on the banner.
  3. The banner is to be a maximum of 8 metres long and 900 millimetres high and must be provided with wind vent holes.
  4. Lettering on banners should generally have a minimum height of 300 millimetres. Lettering less than 200 millimetres in height will not be approved.
  5. Rope ties with ferrules at each end are to be attached to all eyelets.
  6. Eyelets are required to be placed at 1 meter intervals.
  7. Wind holes (vents) need to be spaced at approx. 3m intervals.
  8. The layout and design of the banner must be emailed with the application for approval to the Business Hotline at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the approved permit date. Banners cannot be displayed if the design and layout do not comply with Council requirements.
  9. Brisbane City Council will contact you to arrange a delivery and collection time for the banner. Banners must be collected from Council within one week after their removal from the overpass. 
    Note: banners are erected and removed on Mondays only, dependant on weather conditions.
  10. Brisbane City Council takes no responsibility for the loss of banners. 

Mains Road (inbound) overpass

  1. The name of the charity organisation benefiting from this event must be prominently displayed on the banner.
  2. No commercial advertising or sponsor's logos are to be displayed on the banner.
  3. The banner is to be a maximum of 9 metres long and 900 millimetres high and must be provided with wind vent holes.
  4. Lettering on banners should generally have a minimum height of 300 millimetres. Lettering less than 200 millimetres in height will not be approved.
  5. Rope ties with ferrules at each end are to be attached to all eyelets.
  6. Eyelets are required to be placed at 1 meter intervals.
  7. Wind holes (vents) need to be spaced at approx. 3m intervals.
  8. The layout and design of the banner must be emailed with the application for approval to the Business Hotline at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the approved permit date. Banners cannot be displayed if the design and layout do not comply with Council requirements.
  9. Brisbane City Council will contact you to arrange a delivery and collection time for the banner. Banners must be collected from Council within one week after their removal from the overpass. 
    Note: banners are erected and removed on Mondays only, dependant on weather conditions.
  10. Brisbane City Council takes no responsibility for the loss of banners.

Other locations

  1. The name of the charity organisation benefiting from the event must be prominently displayed on the banner.
  2. No commercial advertising or sponsor's logos are to be displayed on the banner.
  3. The banner is to be a maximum of 12 metres long and 900 millimetres high and must be provided with wind vent holes.
  4. Rope ties with ferrules at each end are to be attached to all eyelets.
  5. Eyelets are required to be placed at 1 meter intervals.
  6. Wind holes (vents) need to be spaced at approx. 3m intervals.
  7. The layout and design of the banner must be submitted with the application for approval to the Business Hotline at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the approved date. Banners cannot be displayed if the design and layout do not comply with Council requirements.
  8. Brisbane City Council will contact you to arrange a delivery and collection time for the banner. Banners must be collected from Council within one week after their removal from the bridge. 
    Note: banners are erected and removed on Mondays only, dependant on weather conditions.
  9. Brisbane City Council takes no responsibility for the loss of banners.
  10. Banners are only to be displayed on one directional side on all bridges. Bedivere Street Overpass permit only applies to the outbound footpath side only. 

Design specifications for bridge banners

To assist you in your own banner design, download the:

Conditions

  1. To be eligible, a not-for-profit organisation must either:
    - be listed in Appendix A of Brisbane City Council's Schedule of Fees and Charges;
    - or have a principal objective consistent with the definitions of welfare or community as defined in the Revenue Statement under Rebates and Concessions on Rates and Charges, in the Not-for-Profit (Welfare and Community) Organisations section.
  2. Organisations not listed in Appendix A, but which meet the criteria in the condition 1 above, can apply to receive the not-for-profit charge by:
    • supplying a Registered Charity Certificate from the Queensland Government Office of Fair Trading as a Charitable Purpose (CH type), registration as a Community Purpose (CP type) is not sufficient; or,
    • completing the application form when selecting ‘yes’ to be considered for reduced fees

      All applications made apply to the current booking only and are subject to approval by the Branch Manager - Customer Services.

  3. Not-for-profit organisations will be charged only the external costs incurred in relation to Awareness campaign lighting: not-for-profit, significant city, state or national campaign - other assets. These are costs that Brisbane City Council is obliged to pay to third parties to enable the service to be delivered. Applicants will be advised of these costs by Brisbane City Council in response to the style of lighting requested.
  4. Where the campaign is primarily for commercial purposes, no discount/concession will be allowed despite the organisation either being listed in Appendix A or classified as not-for-profit organisation.
  5. Some of Brisbane City Council's public buildings, bridges and other structures are available for themed coloured lighting or banners to help promote events or not-for-profit awareness. A full list of the current locations, assets and colours is available.
  6. The lighting of the Story Bridge is reserved for significant city, state and national events and will be assessed on applications for suitability.
  7. Note: coverage on Brisbane City Council's social media channels is subject to availability. Scheduling conflicts, crisis situations or other events could result in coverage not being provided on these channels.
  8. The assets included in the packages are the Story Bridge and the Reddacliff Place sculptures: Donna Marcus Steam 2006. The William Jolly Bridge can be included for an additional cost.
  9. Brisbane City Council reserves the right for use of its assets during a booked period.
  10. Times may be blocked out due to maintenance.
  11. City Hall and King George Square are managed by Epicure and prices are provided at the time a booking is requested.
  12. With the exception of the packages listed, the fees quoted are for one (1) asset/banner only.
01 July 2016