Advertising Signage Permit - Northern Territory


This permit is required to erect, install, place, paint or construct a sign, hoarding or advertisement on premises in public places. Applicants should consult the Council to ascertain whether or not the Council Signs Code requires that a permit be obtained to erect the proposed sign.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • provide your details of the proposed advertising sign, including its contents, design, dimensions, and construction
  • provide details of when, where and how the sign is to be shown
  • if planning or building approval is required under legislation, you need to show evidence of relevant approval
  • provide consent of the owner of place if the sign is to be shown on property that isn't yours.
Please ask the council for more information.


As designated on your permit.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Miscellaneous $135.00 Removal, custody and release fee for unauthorised movable signs.

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $155.00

Application fee.

Apply Application All -

Banner Sites (permit fee per week):

  • commerical - $172.00
  • non-profit - $51.00.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2008 Northern Territory

Local law(s) name

Darwin City Council By-Laws 1994

Additional information

Refer to your council for details to be submitted.

Administering agency

City of Darwin

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Technical Officer

City of Darwin

Phone: 08 8930 0300