Advertisement approval - Rockhampton Regional Council - Queensland


You may need to obtain a development approval to erect permanent advertising signage or portable advertising devices in the Rockhampton region.

If you are advertising on a state-controlled road, contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads Department for information on the State Government roadside advertising policy.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must have public liability insurance if your sign is located on or over public land and name your local council as an interested party. A copy of this document must be submitted before your application can be approved.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Your local council undertakes inspections to ensure that advertising signs are complying with the legislation and any approval conditions.


Rockhampton Regional Council's fees and charges are available on the council website, or contact council to determine applicable fees.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Application process

You can obtain this approval by completing an IDAS Application and submitting it to the Chief Executive Officer of council.

IDAS forms and checklists are available on the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website below.


Development approvals are not transferable.

Additional information

Portable advertising signs comes under Subordinate Local Law 1.2 (Commercial Use of Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) from 1 January 2012.

You can obtain this permit by completing an "Application for Commercial Use of Roads Permit".

Administering agency

Rockhampton Regional Council

Contact details

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Rockhampton Regional Council

Operating address: Gracemere Office
1 Ranger Street
Gracemere, Queensland 4702
Operating address: Rockhampton Office
232 Bolsover Street
Rockhampton, Queensland 4700
Operating address: Mount Morgan Office
32 Hall Street
Mount Morgan, Queensland 4714
Mailing address: PO BOX 1860
Rockhampton, Queensland 4700
Phone: 07 4932 9000
Phone: 1300 225 577
Website: Rockhampton Regional Council (Opens in new window)