Code of Practice for Movable Signs - Australian Capital Territory


This code outlines the requirements that must be met when placing or keeping a moveable sign in a public place. These requirements include:

  • Construction and safety;
  • Content;
  • Placement;
  • Number and time limits, and
  • Designated areas and insurance.

Movable signs may include, but are not limited to:

  • Business;
  • Real estate, and
  • Community and electoral signs.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Transport Canberra and City Services

Parks and Territory Services Division

City Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Land Use Unit

Operating address: 2 Elimatta Street
Reid, Australian Capital Territory, 2612
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601
Phone: 02 62058794
Fax: 02 62077133