Election signage is any free-standing advertising signage that identifies candidates and/or promotes a political party at local, state or federal government elections. All election signage content is regulated by the relevant Electoral Commission and must be authorised as required by the relevant Electoral Commission for the duration of the election period.
Candidates for local government, State or Federal elections are encouraged to review and understand the Central Highlands Regional Council Election Signage Guidelines when preparing their individual campaigns.
These guidelines have been developed to ensure a consistent approach throughout the region in relation to the construction, placement and location of election signage. For requirements on state-controlled roads visit the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.
Pursuant to section 36 of the Local Government Act 2009 (Qld), Central Highlands Regional Council cannot make any local laws to regulate election signage. However, in the interest of balancing candidates’ needs and community expectations, candidates for election are requested to understand and comply with these guidelines.