Approval to erect advertising signage/Portable advertising devices (Isaac) - Queensland


Advertising control exists so that advertisements and associated structures complement (or at least do not unreasonably detract from) desirable characteristics of the natural and built environment in which the advertisements appear.

Local laws permit certain advertising signs, and you may erect these without seeking approval. Contact council to determine whether the sign you wish to erect requires approval.

If you are advertising on a state controlled road, contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads 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.


Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Local law(s) name

Isaac Regional Council - Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011

Isaac Regional Council - Subordinate Local Law 1.4 (Installation of Advertising Devices) 2011

Application process

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Your application must include:

  1. evidence that you have either received or applied for a development permit (if you require this permit under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009).
  2. the written consent of the owner and occupier of the place in which you intend to exhibit the advertisement (if you do not control this place).

Additional information

Your advertisement 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 you plan to place it.

You must have public liability insurance.

Administering agency

Isaac Regional Council

Contact details

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

Isaac Regional Council

Operating address: Grosvenor Complex
Batchelor Parade
Moranbah, Queensland, 4744
Mailing address: PO BOX 97
Moranbah, Queensland 4744
Phone: 1300 472 227
Fax: 07 4941 8666