Approval to erect advertising signage / portable advertising devices - Brisbane City Council - 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.

Service type


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please contact the Council for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Local law(s) name

Local Law 1 (Control of Advertisements)

Additional information

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.

Administering agency

Brisbane City 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:


Brisbane City Council

Operating address: Library and Customer Centre
Level 1
266 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1434
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3403 8888
Phone: 13 32 63
Website: Brisbane City Council (Opens in new window)