Major Events, Special Significance and Broad Community Events, and held for more than two days, may erect and display promotional signage, banners and flags on approved structures in Designated Areas:

  • the signs/banners are erected and displayed for a specific period only
  • the contents are not offensive
  • they harmonise with the landscape and are in context
  • they are not highly reflective
  • the commercial wording or sponsorship acknowledgement occupies no more than 20% of the sign

All requests are to be submitted on an application for Event Permit Application Form and must be accompanied by:

  • a detailed map (showing the exact locations of each sign/banner)
  • a diagram of the signs/banners showing their contents and design
  • the physical dimensions of the signs/banners.

The promotional signage, banners or flags are also subject to these conditions:

  • they cannot be displayed on Anzac Parade, Adelaide Avenue (approaching †the Prime Minister's Lodge) or Dunrossil Drive Yarralumla (approaching the Governor-General's residence)
  • they cannot be displayed on the median strips of road reserves
  • they cannot be displayed more than two weeks prior to the event
  • directional signs are only displayed for the performance days of the event
  • they are to be removed within 48 hours of the conclusion of the event
  • signs are to be affixed using wooden stakes not steel pickets.

Requests to fly promotional banners and flags from the following flagpoles are to be directed to the ACT Government on (02) 6207 5974:

  • London Circuit & Ainslie Avenue (north and south)
  • Northbourne Avenue & London Circuit
  • Northbourne Avenue & Alinga Street
  • Kings Avenue (north & south)
  • Commonwealth Avenue (north & south)
  • Russell roundabout

These also subject to an NCA Works Approval.

Promotional signage, banners or flags cannot be flown from these flagpoles:

  • Anzac Parade
  • any of the war memorials (including Mount Pleasant, Veteran's Park and Kings Park)
  • Federation Mall
  • Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Square
  • the Canadian Flag Pole (Regatta Point)
  • the International Flags Display

Community Roadside signs

Community based events, without an entry or site fee may seek approval to display roadside on the verge of roadways in Designated Areas, or on other Unleased National Land.

All requests are to be submitted on an Application for Works Approval Form along with the following information:

  • a detailed map, showing the exact proposed locations of the signs
  • a diagram of the sign showing its contents (words and/or logos)
  • the dimensions (height and width) of the signs

Application for Works Approval

  • use the Application for Works Approval Electronic Form

Things to Note

Each event may display a maximum of six (6) movable signs for seven (7) days prior to the event date and the signs must be removed within 24 hours of the event conclusion.

For approval of sign placement outside designated areas, event organisers must contact the ACT City Rangers' office on (02) 6207 7132.

Signs cannot be located

  • On main avenues adjacent to the National Triangle (including Commonwealth Avenue and Kings Avenue, State Circle or Capital Circle)
  • On Anzac Parade
  • On Adelaide Avenue between Hopetoun Circuit and the Prime Minister's Lodge
  • On Dunrossil Drive approaching the Governor-General's residence
  • Within 20 metres of a road intersection
  • In median strips

Signs cannot

  • Be offensive, animated or highly reflective
  • Be Variable Message Signs as they are prohibited on National Land
  • Impede maintenance activities (eg. mowing)
  • Be on a vehicle illegally parked on roads or unleased land
  • Be in areas where they may cause traffic hazards or damage the streetscape
  • Be set in place until 7days before the advertised event starts

Signs must generally be

  • Of an A-Frame structure or affixed using wooden stakes (not steel pickets)
  • No higher than 1500 mm above ground level
  • Neat and tidy and not represent a safety hazard or have sharp edges
  • No more than 900 mm wide and 1200 mm high
  • Firmly secured to the ground whilst on display
  • Only display the name of the event and information about the forthcoming event
  • Commercial advertising/sponsorship information may not occupy more than 20% of each sign
  • Removed within 24 hours of the event's conclusion