Gladstone Regional Council regulates advertising devices to ensure they are safe and complement the locality. Some advertising devices require Council approval. It is the signage owners’ responsibility to comply with Council’s requirements. Penalties may apply for displaying signs or advertisements that have no approval or do not comply with relevant standards. Advertising signs may be permanent or temporary.
Permanent signage, including that on private property (visible from the road) requires approval from Council. This includes illuminated signage and billboard signs.
If it is a temporary sign, it will not require approval from Council if it aligns with the definitions and prescribed criteria outlined in Schedule 3, Subordinate Local Law No. 1.4 (Installation of advertising Devices) 2011. This covers the following signs:
Signage that falls outside of the criteria outlined in the local law must apply for approval.
To apply for approval, you will need to complete an Application for Signage form. An application for signage fee is applicable and must be paid at the time of lodgement. Refer to Council’s fees and charges for the fee amount.
Depending on the type of signage, you may require other Council approvals.The Building Act and Regulations prescribes requirements for signs based on size and relativity to buildings. Contact Council on (07) 4970 0700 to determine if your sign requires building approval.
Approvals generally take up to four weeks to process. However, this may be longer if input is required from other divisions or agencies, or if your application does not provide enough information.
For more information please phone Council on (07) 4970 0700.
(07) 4970 0700
8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday
PO Box 29
Gladstone Qld 4680