Real estate advertising

Under the Manningham Planning Scheme there are a range of requirements relating to real estate advertising and promotion of properties for sale.

 

For Sale and For Lease signs

When a property is for sale or for lease, one sign can be placed on the land or property being offered for sale or lease without the need for a planning permit.

Conditions for displaying signs (must not):

  • not have an advertisement area exceeding ten (10) square metres
  • not be animated, illuminated (internally or externally)
  • not cause a hazard or obstruction

 

Conditions for displaying signs (must):

  • placed as close to a property boundary or entrance to the property as is practicable
  • displayed on the same side of the road as the subject property frontage
  • removed from display within seven (7) days of the property no longer being offered for sale or lease

 

The exemption from requiring a planning permit is included in the Manningham Planning Scheme as clause 52.05-4 and is only valid during the period that the property is available for sale or lease.

If the sign cannot be placed on the subject property and is required to be placed on Council land, a Local Laws permit will be required. See below for more information.

 

Pointer boards 

Real estate pointer boards placed on private property require a planning permit, unless they are placed on the property being offered for sale or lease and are the only sign being displayed relating to the sale or lease of that property. 

In all other circumstances, pointer boards are considered a promotion sign and require a planning permit from Council to be displayed on private land. The display of pointer boards on Council land is prohibited.

Under the Local Law, a permit can be issued to allow for the placement of pointer boards on Council land. See below for more information.

 

Real Estate Signs and Pointer Boards on Council Land

When Is A Permit Required?

Manningham’s Community Local Law, Clause 2.12

Except with a permit, a person must not write, print, stencil, paint, place or affix, or keep any letter, figure, device, poster, sign or advertisement upon any Council land or in a public place.

  • Real estate sign: Is a sign placed at the front of a property being offered for sale, lease or auction which publicises the sale or letting of the property on which it is displayed.
  • Real estate pointer sign: Is a small sign located at the intersection of two or more roads, indicating the direction towards properties available for sale.

Only one permit is required per real estate agency office to place signs on Council land across the Municipality

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the Real Estate Sign and Pointer Board Application form.
    Real Estate Sign and Pointer Board Application form
    Real Estate Sign and Pointer Board Application form
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  2. Submit a copy of your Public Liability Insurance.

    A copy of your public liability insurance must be submitted with the form.

    The certificate must be current and provide cover for the period of the permit: 1 August to 31 July.

    Cover must be to the value of or greater than $20 million.

  3. Pay the permit fee.

    A Permit is valid from the 1st August each year and expires on 31 July following year.

    2022/23 Fee: $627.30 (valid from 1 August to 31 July)

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