Licence to Erect or Maintain a Sign - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to erect or maintain a sign or portable sign on a thoroughfare, public place or on private land. Types of signs can include but are not limited to:

  • for sale or lease signs
  • display home signs
  • horizontal signs
  • illuminated signs
  • pylon or town sign
  • rural producer's sign
  • portable signs
  • political signs
  • sign panels.

A sign licence is to be submitted with planning approval. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As indicated on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $35.00

Portable Signs on Thoroughfares

Apply Application All $55.00

Signage less than or equal 4m?

Apply Application All $105.00

Signage greater than 4m?


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Portable Sign Information - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 WA

Administering agency

Shire of Northam

Contact details

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

Building Surveyors, Building Services

Shire of Northam

Operating address: 395 Fitzgerald Street
Northam, Western Australia 6401
Mailing address: PO BOX 613
Northam, Western Australia 6401
Phone: 08 9622 6119
Website: Shire of Northam (Opens in new window)