Election signs are referenced in the Local Electoral Act 2001
and Council’s Public Places Bylaw – both of which must be complied with.
Local Electoral Act 2001
All election material, including signs and hoardings, must
show an authorisation statement (name and physical address of the candidate or
the candidate’s agent). Not to do so is an electoral offence.
Refer section 113 Local Electoral Act 2001.
Council’s Public Places Bylaw
The maximum period of time during which a sign, poster or
placard may be displayed is two months before election day i.e. from 12.01 am
Monday 8 August 2022.
All election signs must be removed by midnight Friday 7
The maximum permitted face surface area of any sign is 3m2
(approximately1700mm x 1700mm).
Electoral signs are not permitted on any reserve (including
road reserves) or public place except those specially approved by the council.
No sign shall be placed or allowed to remain that would:
- obstruct or likely obstruct the view of any corner, bend,
intersection, vehicle crossing, traffic sign or traffic signal
- distract unduly or be likely to distract unduly the
attention of road users
- resemble or likely to be confused with any traffic sign or
- give rise to excessive levels of glare, use flashing or
revolving lights or use reflective material that may interfere with road users’
- constitute or likely constitute in any way a danger to road
In rural areas, election signs on private property should be
located off the highway reserve.
You should obtain the landowner’s consent before affixing any
election sign to private property.
Any election sign in contravention of the Council Bylaw may be
removed by the council.