Advertising device approval - Central Highlands Regional Council - Queensland


You may need approval to display a permanent, temporary or mobile advertising device. An advertising device is a sign that is visible from a road or other public place, providing information or directions.

An advertising sign also includes any framework, supporting structure or building feature that is part of the advertisement.

If you are advertising on a state controlled road, please contact the state department as you may require a road corridor permit.

Service type


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


Your local council may allow certain advertising devices to be installed without an approval. Please contact your council for more information.

Eligibility requirements

To gain approval, your sign 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 it is placed.

You must also 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 may undertake inspections to ensure that advertising signs continues to comply with the legislation and any approval conditions.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $339.50

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $167.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $190.00

Advertising banner. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Licence All $16.20

Fee per m2 or part thereof. Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Advertising devices - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland


If you intend to take over an existing advertising sign, you may apply for a search of council records for information on the current advertising sign and the conditions of the approval. This process may require written permission from the vendor.

Administering agency

Central Highlands Regional Council

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:

Central Highlands Regional Council

Operating address: 65 Egerton Street
Emerald, Queensland 4720
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Emerald, Queensland 4720
Phone: 1300 242 686
Fax: 1300 242 687
Website: Central Highlands Regional Council (Opens in new window)