Find out about what signs and banners you can use for your business or event, including tourist directional signs, A-frame portable signs and community banners.

Directional signs

Tourist and service signs are provided to inform motorists of attractions and facilities available along and inside the Shire’s road network.

For directional signs along Caves Road, Bussell Highway and Brockman Highway, please contact Main Roads WA.

Directional signage does not require planning approval, however signage for an attraction or service facility must be approved by the Shire.  

The following policies and standard requirements should be followed to ensure the excessive usage of signs on public land is avoided and that the visual amenity of the surrounding townscape or landscape is maintained.  

Note:  All signs that are subject to the planning framework require planning approval, with the exemption of those which are described as exempt under Schedule 5 Table 1 of Local Planning Scheme No.1. Signage that falls under the planning framework is also subject to Signage Local Planning Policy. 

To apply for a directional sign, please complete and submit the form below:

A-frame portable signs

An approved business may be permitted to display one portable A-frame advertising sign directly in front of the business.

To apply for a permit to display an A-frame portal sign, please complete and submit the form below:

Community banners

Temporary roadside event advertising is available for community-based organisations (not-for-profit groups) and for events which are open to the whole community. 

Banners can be erected in pre-determined positions up to 2 weeks prior to the event within the townsites of Margaret River, Cowaramup and Augusta.  

Banners should be constructed to a professional standard and meet the size criteria and eligibility criteria as outlined in the application form below.

Planning approval for signs

Local Planning Scheme No. 1: Schedule 5 – Exempted Advertisements provides exemptions from requiring planning approval for various types of signage in various land zones.

For signage that requires planning approval, Local Planning Policy 26 - Signage (see below) provides guidance on development of signage on private and public land, to ensure essential standards of public safety are maintained, and to limit excessive and unnecessary proliferation of signage. 

The proposed signage is required to be related to an approved land use on the same property as the proposed signage. Third party signs are not permitted.

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