Displaying a Sign
Depending on the zone, type, and size of the sign, certain types of applications do not a require planning permit.
For example, in the Commercial 1 Zone, a business identification sign does not need a planning permit if the total display area of all signs to each premises does not exceed 8sqm. However, in the Farming Zone, a business identification sign requires a planning permit, while if signs are more than 3sqm in area, it is prohibited.
Please note, in a Heritage Overlay any type of sign requires a planning permit.
To discuss further, please contact Council’s Statutory Planning Department on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or email email@example.com.
Most signs are eligible for VicSmart (except those which may cause amenity impacts including but not limited to internally illumined, electronic, animated or floodlit). Refer to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning VicSmart website for more information.