Permit to Place Signs - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to erect, place or remove an advertising sign, banner or notice on a building, road or footpath. For example, approval may be required for the placement of A-frame sandwich boards, business signage on a building, temporary or movable / mobile signs. Signs also include banners or flag-like materials and signs affixed to buildings, fences, trees and other council property.

Approval may also be required for the use of commercial signage mounted on vehicles and / or trailers. It is recommended that you contact your local council prior to erecting, placing or affixing any type of signage

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

This permit applies only to portable advertising boards. Permanent signs attached to a structure or building must be approved by the Building Control Group. Please consult the Council for any conditions on this licence.

Duration

Annual permit.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication

For all other signage, please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Application$94.00

Standard banner. You will also be required to pay a duration / usage fee. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$67.00

Super banner. You will also be required to pay a duration / usage fee per pole. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$200.00Advertising board. Fees for 2016-17.
Variation$3.00

Duration / usage fee for a standard banner, per pole. Fees for 2016-17.

Variation$5.05

Duration / usage fee for a super banner, per pole. Fees for 2016-17.

Other resources

Approval time

Six months prior to installation for banners.

Administering agency

City of Melbourne

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Activities Local Law 2009

Contact details

Local Laws Officer
City of Melbourne


Operating address:
90 - 120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1603
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

03 9658 9658
enquiries@melbourne.vic.gov.au

Website:

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