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Signs on Local Government Land

The primary focus for temporary advertising signage is to promote events organised by not-for-profit organisations and community events which are being held within the Charles Sturt Council area.  Special consideration may be given to the promotion of events in neighbouring council areas.  Signs which are deemed to be inappropriate or offensive to the community at large, or to any particular community sector will not be permitted.

Our not-for-profit organisations and community groups may also like to investigate the opportunity to utilise Council’s banner locations - Port Road Banners Advertising.

Signs of a commercial nature cannot be supported.  Local businesses may choose the option of advertising their business by way of a moveable A-Frame sign when placed in accordance with Council’s By-Law 2 – Moveable Signs.

What are the costs?

The following Permit Fees will apply on approval of your application.

Permit Fee for Advertising Sign for Commercial Purpose $50 per sign

Permit fee for Advertising Sign for Other Groups
1-5 Signs
6-10 Signs
10+ Signs


What do you need to know?

  • Where placement of a sign is requested on SA Power Network (SAPN) owned poles or infrastructure, permission must also be obtained from SAPN prior to approval being granted from Council.  Proof of SAPN approval must be provided with your application.  See below ‘Who to Call for Help’ contact details for SAPN.
  • You will need to supply the following information with your application:
    • A sample of the wording to be placed on the sign(s).
    • Certificate of Currency showing a minimum ten million dollars ($10,000,000) Public Liability Insurance. 
    • Insurance Schedule detailing all inclusions and any exclusions to the Policy.
      Note: Tax invoices are not considered sufficient evidence of a Public Liability Insurance Policy.
  • Applications will be considered within five (5) business days from the date that all required information has been lodged with the Council.

How to apply?

What happens next?

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

The assessment process will occur/commence within five business days and will include:

  • Confirmation of your details and required documentation supporting your application
  • Investigation of your proposed activity

On approval, you will be provided with a permit confirming the approved activity and the conditions.  A Tax Invoice will also be provided for the permit fees and payment must be made within the terms outlined within the Tax Invoice.  Payment can be made electronically by following the link below, or refer to the Tax Invoice for other payment methods.

Who to call for help?

Community Safety 
Phone: (08) 8408 1198

SA Power Network
Phone: 13 12 61

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