Temporary election signs

An election sign is a temporary sign which encourages persons to vote for a candidate, political party, referenda or matter relating to any federal, state or local government election.

Election signs in road reserves

An application is required to place temporary election signs within thoroughfares throughout the City and signs cannot be installed more than 30 days prior to the election or referenda the sign relates to.

A separate application is to be lodged for signs to be installed in thoroughfares for each election, and on submitting an application the applicant is consenting to the conditions when placing election signs within thoroughfares.

Any person or candidate that does not submit an application to the City and proceeds to erect signs, will have their signs removed and an infringement may be issued.

Applications can be made using the online application form, or by using the hardcopy form supplied below.

Election signs on private property

The following is a guide in respect to the placement of election signs on private property:

  • An election sign may be erected on private property, with the approval of the owner prior to the erection of the sign.
  • An election sign, no larger than 0.75 square metres in area per property, may be erected on private property with the exception of a corner property which may display one sign facing each thoroughfare of the corner.

Further information can be obtained in the Fact Sheet below.

  • Election details

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  • Please also refer to the City’s “Election Signs” fact sheet for further information relating to the placement of election signs in thoroughfares throughout the City.