Approval to erect advertising signage / portable advertising devices - Sunshine Coast Regional Council - Queensland


You are required to check with council that your advertising sign complies with the advertising code under the council planning scheme and has the relevant development approval if required.

  • Step 1 Check if your advertising sign is self assessable. If you meet the self assessment checklist, you are not required to submit a development application to council.
  • Step 2 If your advertising sign is not self assessable, it may be code assessable. Code assessable activities require an Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS) application with council.
  • Step 3 If your advertising sign is beyond the criteria for code assessable, you will need to contact council for further information on Impact Assessment IDAS application.

Requirements for this licence may vary within the council area, contact council for further information.

Service type


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

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Application process

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

Prior to submitting your application you should ensure the site has relevant development approval to operate your business to prevent the application being delayed.

Additional information

The main purpose of regulating advertising signs is to ensure they are constructed and maintained to ensure public safety and that they complement the surrounding environment. Advertising signs may be temporary, mobile or permanent. The approval also considers any structure forming part of the sign and its location on the building/property on which it is to be erected.

Temporary Advertising Devices:

Temporary advertising devices (i.e. A-frames, real estate signs, directional signs etc) can be located on public land or council or state-controlled roads without approval from council if they meet the general conditions and specific conditions for the location area where they are to be placed.

Note: Approval will not be given for temporary signage that is outside these conditions. This does not extend to trailers with advertising signage. Refer to the relevant fact sheet for general and specific area conditions available on the Council website below.

Administering agency

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Operating address: 10 First Avenue
Maroochydore, Queensland 4558
Operating address: 1 Omrah Avenue
Caloundra, Queensland 4551
Operating address: Cnr Currie and Bury Streets
Nambour Queensland 4560
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 72
Sunshine Coast MC, Queensland 4560
Phone: 03 5475 7272
Phone: 1300 007 272
Fax: 07 5475 7277
Website: Sunshine Coast Regional Council (Opens in new window)