If you are a business and you want to advertise on the footpath with an A-frame or sandwich board you will need an A-frame permit.
To ensure the safety of everyone who travels on the footpath in front of your property there are rules that state where and when you can place the A-frame on the footpath.
You will have to apply for an A-frame permit.
Before you make application you should check that you meet the following criteria:
- No sign may be displayed in a Residential Zoned area
- Footpath width to be greater than 2900 millimetres (2.9 metres)
- One sign per business
- Sign to be placed directly out the front of the business
- Sign to be placed kerbside
- Sign maximum sizes dependant on street speed zone
- 0-60 kilometres per hour - 1200 millimetres height X 600 millimetres width
- 61-80 kilometres per hour - 1400 millimetres height X 700 millimetres width
- 81 kilometres per hour and over - 1600 millimetres height X 800 millimetres width
- Sign cannot be under 1 metre in height
- No moving parts allowed on the sign
- No lighting to be used on or with the sign
- Sign to be displayed during business operating hours only
- Sign not to be placed on a road, roundabout or median strip
- Have public liability insurance to the value of, or greater than, $10 million.
An application for footpath trading form should be completed.
There is an application fee. There is also an annual fee for the permit.
Please note: fees for 2020-2021 have been waived.
Permits are issued for the calendar year and expire 31 December each year, regardless of when you apply.
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If you are a Real Estate business and want to advertise auctions or open houses events you will need a Portable A-frame Permit.
Advertising Signage Guidelines attached to your building are controlled by the Planning Scheme Guidelines.
A-frame permits are not given for Community Advertising for an event. You will need a Community Promotion Sign permit.