Outdoor signage that is visible from a road, footpath or any other public place is regulated by council in order to prevent visual clutter and ensure public safety.
Depending on the type of sign and its location in the city, a sign may be classified as permitted (does not require a licence), licensable (you must apply for a licence) or prohibited (the sign is not allowed) under the advertisements subordinate local law. To be permitted or licensable, a sign must also meet the conditions set out in the subordinate local law.
- If the property or building on which the sign is to be placed is a heritage site, you must submit an application even if the sign type is classified as permitted.
- If your sign type is not described in the subordinate local law, you must submit an application (describe the sign as a new sign type).