Most forms of advertising displays require development approval. However, development approval is not required for the following forms of advertising displays:
- A traffic control device
- When located on enclosed land or within a building and is not readily visible from land outside the enclosure or the building
- For the purposes of identification, direction, warning or other information in relation to a dwelling provided that the display is less than 0.2m² and does not move, flash, reflect light or is internally illuminated and that no more than two such advertisements are displayed in relation to the same dwelling
- When displayed on a building (other than the side or rear walls of the building) used primarily for commercial, office or business purposes provided that the advertising display is not located above any verandah or the fascia of a verandah, or in the case where the is no verandah, that no part of the advertisement is more than 3.7m above ground level, and the advertising display does not move, flash, reflect light or is internally illuminated
- That announces a local event of religious, educational, cultural, social or recreational character, or that relates to an event of political character provided that the advertising area is less than 2m², is displayed for a period not exceeding 1 month prior to the event and one week after (except when or a federal, State or Local Government election, and the advertising display does not move, flash, reflect light or is internally illuminated
- That is on land where building work is being lawfully undertaken provided the advertisement is less than 3m², refers to the particular building work, and it does not move, flash, reflect light or is internally illuminated
- That constitutes a moveable sign under the Local Government Act 1999 and is placed on a public street, road or footpath.