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Advertising and signage

This page provides information about approvals required from the city for the use of advertising signage associated with commercial activities.

Please note that with the exception of bus shelter signage and Public Authority signage, no signs are to be placed or constructed within road reserves or public spaces within the city.

Exempt advertising signs

The following signs do not require development approval, provided they meet the stated requirements within the Local Planning Policy 2.18 – Advertising Signs Policy (PDF, 1.1MB):

  • awning sign
  • banner sign
  • bus shelter sign
  • construction site sign
  • flag sign
  • home occupation or home business sign
  • portable sign
  • plaques or plates
  • property sale or lease sign
  • temporary sign
  • under verandah sign
  • wall sign
  • window sign.

Advertising signs that require approval

The following signs require prior development approval from the city:

  • above roof sign
  • above verandah sign
  • balloon or blimp sign
  • hoarding sign
  • panel sign
  • projecting sign
  • pylon sign
  • roof sign
  • third party sign

Please contact the city on (08) 9237 9222 or email city@subiaco.wa.gov.au for further information with respect to these signs.

How to lodge an application

Should development approval be required for the sign to be placed or constructed, more information and application forms and fees can be found on the Lodging a development application page.

Please note that a building permit may also be required.  For further information please visit the Building and Renovating page or contact the city on (08) 9237 9222.