Permit to Place Signs - Nillumbik Shire Council - 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

A permit holder is required to hold Public Liability Insurance to the sum of $10,000,000.00. Please consult the council for any other requirements for this permit.


12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $125.00

Temporary signs and a-frames. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $522.00

Temporary real estate signage (multiple signs/year). Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Approval time

A completed permit application form should be submitted 14 days prior to the advertising period applied for.

Additional information

Due to the complexity of the controls relating to advertising signage within the Nillumbik Planning Scheme, it is imperative that you confirm permit and information requirements with Council’s Planning Unit before you erect and display any advertising signs.

Administering agency

Nillumbik Shire Council

Contact details

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