Permit to Place Signs - City of Melbourne - 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

This permit applies only to portable advertising boards. Permanent signs attached to a structure or building must be approved by the Building Control Group. Please consult the Council for any conditions on this licence.


Annual permit


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $225.00

Fees for 2022-23

Apply Application All -

For all other signs, please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Apply Licence All $680.00

Fees for 2022-23

Other resources

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Approval time

Six months prior to installation for banners

Administering agency

City of Melbourne

Contact details

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