Advertising control exists so that advertisements and associated structures complement (or at least do not unreasonably detract from) desirable characteristics of the natural and built environment in which the advertisements appear.
Local laws permit certain advertising signs, and you may erect these without seeking approval. Contact council to determine whether the sign you wish to erect requires approval.
If you are advertising on a state controlled road, contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads for information on the State Government roadside advertising policy.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
means an advertisement or sign that is visible from a road or other public place and includes a structure that forms part of the advertisement or sign, or to which it is attached, or on which it is exhibited.
- Permitted advertisement
means an advertisement classified as a permitted advertisement (e.g. real estate, construction and election signs).
Contact council to determine applicable fees.
Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.
Your application must include:
evidence that you have either received or applied for a development permit (if you require this permit under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009).
- the written consent of the owner and occupier of the place in which
you intend to exhibit the advertisement (if you do not control this
Your advertisement must:
be structurally sound
- not significantly obstruct or distract vehicular or pedestrian traffic
- be exhibited according to applicable environmental protection policies
- bear a reasonable relationship to the dimensions of surrounding
buildings and allotments so that its presence is not overly dominating
or oppressive and it does not unreasonably obstruct existing views
- be consistent in colour and appearance with buildings and natural features of the environment in which you plan to place it
- be consistent with the character and values of the environment in which you plan to place it.
You must have public liability insurance.
Local law(s) name
Cairns Regional Council - Local Law 28 (Control of Advertising)
Cairns Regional Council - Local Law Policy 6 (Control of Advertising) 2011
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