Signs and Banners

Council is responsible for signs and banners throughout the Shire and can investigate unauthorised signage.

Some signage is exempt from Council control, such as real estate signs and community banners.

The requirements for exempt community advertising are as follows:

  • The banner is a temporary advertisement for a religious, cultural, political, social or recreational event only
  • Maximum area of 4m2
  • Sponsorship information is a maximum of 20% of the total area of the banner displayed at the venue or the sponsor’s premises
  • The banner is erected a maximum of 28 days before the event
  • The banner is removed within seven days following the event
  • Maximum of six banners are erected in association with the event at separate locations including the venue
  • The banner should not be attached to a tree.

There are also a number of places in Hornsby Shire where short-term community banners can be displayed without consent.

Berowra Corner Yallambee Road & Pacific Highway
Pacific Highway & Windybanks Interchange
Pacific Highway (near Berowra Train Station)
Brooklyn Pacific Highway opposite Brooklyn Road intersection
Cherrybrook Corner Shepherds & New Line Road
Galston Corner Galston Road & Mid-Dural Road
Hornsby Pacific Highway opposite Edgeworth David Avenue
Mount Colah Belmont Parade opposite Ku-ring-Gai Chase Road
Corner Pacific Highway & Amaroo Road
Mount Ku-ring-Gai Corner Beaumont Road & Pacific Highway
Pennant Hills Yarrara Road opposite Steven's Street
Thornleigh Corner Pennant Hills Road & Duffy Avenue
Corner Dartford Road & Sefton Road
Schools Banners located on school sites advertising ancillary school activities/events.
Churches Banners located on church sites advertising ancillary church activities/events.
Parks, playing fields and recreational areas Banners located on within parks, play fields and recreational areas advertising ancillary Council activities/events.

Approval may be required for some advertising signage. For more information refer to the NSW Government Planning Portal. If you need advice on the approval process, contact Council's Town Planning Team.

If you have concerns about unauthorised signage in Hornsby Shire you can ask Council to investigate.