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Temporary signs for non-profit organisations

The display of an advertising device within the city may require a licence. An advertising device must have the required approval prior to its exhibition, to ensure compliance and public safety.

The following advertising device licences apply only to non-profit organisations. For more information about advertising device licences applicable to commercial businesses, please refer to the Advertising devices and City street light pole banner pages.

Person/s or organisations/companies applying to be the licence holder must be a legal entity, such as a person, incorporated club, or company. The following are not legal entities: a business name, partnership, trust, non-incorporated clubs. You must provide the full names of all proposed licensees and if address and contact details differ for each licensee, you will need to provide these details as an attachment.

Temporary banner

A licence is required to install a temporary banner at one of the City's banner sites in order to promote a short-term event such as a fete, fair, sporting club sign on day or similar event. To be eligible to apply for a licence, the applicant must be either a registered charity, non-profit organisation or a community group.

Key information:

  • No commercial or corporate advertising is to be displayed on the banner.
  • No business applications accepted.
  • Banners are to be located at approved City of Gold Coast sites only (see below).
  • Banners are to be constructed of vinyl, canvas or similar flexible material only.
  • A maximum approval period of four weeks for each permit.
  • Banner must be placed within five kilometres of the venue of the activity advertised.
  • Banners are to be a maximum five metres x one metre in single face area and must advertise the community event/activity only.
  • The banner is to be erected by the applicant using rope only to fix to the fences/poles on the allocated site.

Note: There are restrictions on the number of banners allowed at one site at any one time, please see below visual representations:

Banner site location Banner site visual representation

Ashmore – Benowa Netball Courts - six banners

  • Corner Slatyer and Benowa Road, Ashmore
  • Installed on boundary fence space for six banners
  • Available only to advertise events within five kilometres of the venue of the advertised activity
Ashmore - Benowa Netball Courts (6 banners) Click to enlarge

Elanora – The Pines Shopping Centre – six banners

  • KP McGrath Drive, Elanora
  • Installed on fence opposite Centre main entrance space for six banners
  • Available only to advertise events within five kilometres of the venue of the advertised activity
Elanora - The Pines Shopping Centre(6 banners) Click to enlarge

Labrador – Norm Rix Park – one banner

  • Corner Government Road and Whiting Street, Labrador
  • The banner site has two large poles at 6.2 metres apart x four metres high
  • Banner is to be five square metres, installed with sturdy rope tied to poles
  • Banner must be placed within five kilometres of the venue of the advertised activity
  • Available only to advertise community events with the Labrador area only
Labrador - Norm Rix Park(1 banner) Click to enlarge
Mudgeeraba – Firth Park – one banner
  • Corner of Gold Coast Springbrook Road and Somerset Drive
  • The banner site has two large poles at 6.2 metres apart x three metres high
  • Banner is to be five square metres, installed with sturdy rope tied to poles
  • Available only to advertise community events within the Mudgeeraba area
  • Maximum period of two weeks Sunday to Monday
Mudgeeraba - Firth Park(1 banner) Click to enlarge

Mudgeeraba – Elsie Laver Park – one banner

  • 12 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba (corner Mudgeeraba Road and Railway Street)
  • The banner site has two large poles at 5.9 metres apart x 3.06 metres high
  • Banner is to be five square metres, installed with sturdy rope tied to poles
  • Available only advertise Mudgeeraba events
  • Maximum period of two weeks Sunday to Monday
Mudgeeraba - Elsie Laver Park(1 banner) Click to enlarge

Mudgeeraba – Heritage Centre – one banner

  • 238 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba
  • The banner site has two large poles at 5.7 metres apart x 3.1 metres high
  • Banner is to be five square metres, installed with sturdy rope tied to poles
  • Available only advertise Mudgeeraba events
  • Maximum period of two weeks Sunday to Monday
Mudgeeraba - Heritage Centre(1 banner) Click to enlarge

North Kirra – Opposite Giltrap Park – one banner

  • Near the corner of Winston Street Musgrave Street, North Kirra     
  • Installed on the green fence opposite Giltrap Park on Musgrave Street
  • Two small banners can fit
  • Available only to advertise events within five kilometres of the venue of the advertised activity
North Kirra - Opposite Giltrap Park(1 banner) Click to enlarge

Southport – Carey Park – six banners

  • Corner of Marine Parade and Queen Street, Southport
  • Northern side of Ada Bell Way
  • Banners installed at length of 2.4 metres on fences
  • Available only to advertise events within five kilometres of the venue of the advertised activity
Southport Carey Park(6 banners) Click to enlarge

Southport – Matron and Sister Higman Park – six banners

  • Corner of Gold Coast Highway and Queen Street, Southport
  • Southern side of Ada Bell Way
  • Banners installed at length of 2.4 metres on fences
  • Available only to advertise events within five kilometres of the venue of the advertised activity
Southport - Matron and Sister Higman Park (6 banners) Click to enlarge

Runaway Bay Soccer Fields – 4/5 banners

  • Corner of Lae Drive and Bayview Street, Runaway Bay
  • Installed on soccer field boundary fence
  • Banners can be maximum of one metre x two metres
Runaway Bay - Soccer fields (4-5 banners) Click to enlarge

Upper Coomera - two banners

  • Abrahams Road, Upper Coomera
  • One local event (left) and one off-site event (right)
  • The banner site has three poles at 2.5 metres apart x 2.2 metres high
  • Banners can be maximum of one metre x two metres and installed with sturdy rope tied to poles
Upper Coomera - Abrahams Road (2 banners) Click to enlarge

Ormeau – two banners

  • Community Centre 3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau
  • The banner site has four poles at 2.95 metres apart x 2.4 metres high
  • Banners can be maximum of one metre x 2.5 metres and installed with sturdy rope tied to poles
  • One banner for on-site activity
  • One banner for off-site activity
Ormeau- Community Centre (2 banners) Click to enlarge

Temporary promotional sign

Temporary promotional sign in Mudgeeraba Click to enlarge

A licence is required to install a temporary promotional sign in the City’s road reserves. This type of advertising device can be used to promote a non-profit or community event and displayed for no longer than 28 days.

There is a maximum of four locations per application/event.

Advertising device/s on state controlled roads require Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) approval. Please contact them to discuss approval requirements.

 

 

 

How to apply

Complete an application for the type of advertising device licence that you wish to apply for either online or download a copy to complete offline, scan and email to the City. Alternatively, you can submit an application at one of our Customer Service Centres.

The following necessary documentation must be submitted with your application:

  • type, associated illumination and dimensions of each sign
  • image of each sign
  • site plan detailing position of sign(s)at location.

No fees are required for an advertising device licence application and applications must be received at least two weeks prior to the banner installation date.

Visit the Advertising devices page for more information about licences associated with other types of commercial related advertising devices.

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