Approval to erect advertising signage (Brisbane) - Queensland


Brisbane City Council is responsible for licensing and regulating outdoor advertising signs in Brisbane.
For some signs, you need to apply and be granted a licence before you can display your sign.
Common signs that require a licence include:
  • created awning fascia
  • ground sign
  • new estate sales sign
  • pole sign
  • projecting sign
  • roof sign
  • signwritten roof sign
  • temporary inflatable sign
  • vertical banner building sign
  • vertical banner freestanding sign
  • wall sign.

Please go to Licensable signs for further information.

Service type


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

Local law(s) name

Brisbane City Council - Local Law 01 (Control of Advertisements)

Additional information

For further information please go to Sign approval

For some licensed signs you can apply for an express assessment. Other licensed signs require a full assessment. If you have complex sign approvals, you can apply to have a prelodgement meeting before proceeding with your application. Click How to apply for more information.


Administering agency

Brisbane City Council

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Brisbane City Council

Mailing address: GPO Box 1434
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3403 8888
Website: Brisbane City Council (Opens in new window)
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