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 $165.50

Community sign on an existing pole. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $279.00

Community sign with a new pole. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $272.00

Annual advertising permit. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $24.50

Weekly advertising sign permit. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $301.00

Real Estate. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Miscellaneous All $58.50

Community signage administration fee. Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Local law(s) name

Municipal Places Local Law 4 2011

Road Management and Asset Protection Local Law 3 2011

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Local Laws

City of Greater Dandenong

Operating address: 225 Lonsdale Street
Dandenong, Victoria 3175
Mailing address: PO BOX 200
Dandenong, Victoria 3175
Phone: 03 8571 1000
Fax: 03 8571 5196
Website: City of Greater Dandenong (Opens in new window)