Permit to Place Signs - City of Greater Dandenong - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to place an advertising sign, banner or flag on a building, road or footpath. For example, approval may be required for the placement of A-frame sandwich boards, business signage on a building, temporary or movable / mobile signs.

Approval may also be required for the use of commercial signage mounted on vehicles and / or trailers.

Placing movable advertising signs / A-frame sandwich boards on a footpath may require permission under a footpath trading application.

It is recommended that you contact your local council prior to erecting, placing or affixing any type of signage.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must comply with the following:


  • Public liability insurance policy is required, with a cover of no less than $5 million per claim
  • Fixed signs must comply with planning regulations before a permit can be issued
  • Portable signs (such as A-frames) are to be removed at the close of trade each day'
  • Real estate signage may be placed out on the morning of 'Open House' or 'Auction' but must be removed upon completion of the activity
  • Signs attached to buildings on council or private property must comply with planning and building regulations
  • Signs are not to be placed on centre nature strips or roads
  • Signs are not to obstruct or endanger pedestrians or traffic.

Signage must be no bigger than:


  • 900 mm high
  • 600 mm wide
  • 500 mm deep (when board is extended).


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $175.50

Community sign on an existing pole. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $295.50

Community sign with a new pole. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $288.50

Annual advertising permit. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $26.50

Weekly advertising sign permit. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $319.00

Real Estate. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $62.50

Community signage administration fee. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Local law(s) name

General Local Law 2 2021

Administering agency

City of Greater Dandenong

Contact details

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