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What approvals do I need? - Signage

Description Signage is used for the purpose of advertising and includes advertisements and advertising devices. These include any object or structure which advertises businesses, functions, operations, developments etc.
Do I need approval?

If your sign does not meet the design standards in the City's Signs Local Planning Policy, then you will need to seek Planning Approval in the form of a 'Development Application'. For a full list of signs which are exempt, see Schedule 16 of the District Planning Scheme No. 2. Should it be required, planning approval must be obtained prior to a building permit being issued.

A Sign Licence (via the City's Building Services department) is required for all signs unless it is mentioned as exempt in Clause 15 of the City's Signs Local Law 1999.

What do I need to submit?


Please refer to the City's DA Checklist – Non-Residential Development for a complete list of the information required to apply for planning approval.


If your proposed sign will be placed on private land, please refer to our Signage on Private Land Information Sheet for a complete list of the information required to apply for a sign licence. 

If the proposed signage does not fit into this category, please refer to our various other sign information sheets here

If your structure has already been constructed without prior approvals and/or permits, please refer to our Unauthorised Works page which includes a separate application checklist.

Fees & Lodgement


Please refer to the below page for further information regarding application fees.

Planning and Building Application Fees


The City's preferred method for submitting Planning and Building applications is online. Please refer to the below links to lodge an application.

Online Planning Forms

Online Building Forms

Do not hesitate to contact the City on 9405 5000 if you have any queries prior to lodgement.