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Council regulates the display of certain advertising devices on public and private land via its Local Laws. This includes election signage.
Local Law 8 - Election signs(PDF, 277KB) regulates the number, size, location and timing of election signs displayed in the Moreton Bay Region.
An election sign is generally a temporary corflute sign or poster that is able, or is intended, to:
You can display an election sign for up to six weeks prior to the polling day for the election and for up to one week after the polling day for the election.
The maximum number of election signs that may be displayed at any one time is set out in the following table:
Election signs displayed on public land must be 600 x 900 millimetres. Election signs displayed on private land must either be 600 x 900 millimetres high or 900 x 1200 millimetres.
Election signs must not be displayed within:
Election signs must not be displayed within 20 metres of:
For information on how to calculate this 20-metre distance, see the election signs fact sheet(PDF, 3MB).
An election sign may only be displayed if it is:
On private land, an election sign may only be displayed if:
On public land, an election sign may only be displayed if:
Contact Council for an Exceptional circumstances for election signs - Installation of advertising devices under the Local Law application.
However, these applications will only be approved if you can demonstrate that an exceptional circumstance exists justifying the display.
If your signs are impounded you will have 15 business days to pay the prescribed fee to get your signs back, otherwise those signs may be disposed of by Council.
Council may prosecute and/or fine the following persons for the offence of failing to display a sign in accordance with the rules:
For other offences (e.g. waving election signs at vehicles) council may prosecute and/or fine the person committing the offence.