Home, Retail, Road & Tourism signage

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We maintain safety, advisory, directional and street signs. If you see a damaged or incorrect sign, please report it online or call us on 1300 368 333.

Signs for businesses

Eligible businesses can apply to have signs placed on roadside reserves. Written consent (a sign permit) is required from the relevant coordinating road authority before placing a sign on a road.

We determine the eligibility of businesses using the VicRoads Signing Guidelines(PDF, 5MB). Please review these guidelines to ensure your business is eligible. Applications for signs on major roads and state arterials must also be referred to the Deparmtent of Transport for final approval. 

Successful applicants will assume full responsibility of their sign.

Applicants bear all costs related to the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of the sign. 

Apply for a sign

Types of private signs

Tourist attraction signs (white lettering on brown background)

Tourist attraction signs indicate tourist establishments and features of interest which meet the criteria established by VicRoads and Tourism Victoria.

To qualify for a tourist attraction sign, the core business must be tourism based with a strong commitment to servicing visitors. Tourist Attraction signs include: Wineries, Art Galleries and Craft Outlets, Museums and Historical Properties, Accommodation, Primary and Secondary Based Industries.

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Service signs (white lettering on blue background)

Service signs direct motorists to essential facilities and services. Generally, the name of the service is not permitted on the signs if there are multiple services signed at one location.

Service signs include:

  • Caravan and camping areas
  • Visitors information centres
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Service stations

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Community facilities signs (white lettering on blue background)

Community facility signs are used for community facilities such as:

  • Churches
  • Golf courses
  • Swimming pools
  • Sports facilities
  • Parks
  • Police stations
  • Civic centres
  • Shopping centres

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Retail and other signage

For more information about the plans required for building signs please visit our planning pages.



Additions to existing signs and composite signs

Additions to existing signs are encouraged to reduce the number of tourist signs on roads. These are done through the use of composite signs. Agreements need to be made between the signage owners prior to the application and evidence of correspondence be included within the application.

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Home based business signage

If you own a home based business you can erect one non-illuminated home occupation sign up to 0.2 square metres without planning approval. For more information about setting up your home based business, visit our Register a home based business page.



Sign maintenance FAQ's

What do I do when I am driving and see teams working on signs or bridges?

Workers are doing their best to maintain the network and ensure your safety whilst using it. If approaching one of our workers, the safest thing to do is to give them adequate space (min. 3m) and abide by speed signage displayed and road rules. 

Should I avoid approaching signage / bridge crews?

For your safety it is important to stay a safe distance away from the machinery and tools being used in these operations. This means maintaining a minimum distance of 3 m away from any working crews.

Can residents request signs to be changed or bridges be repaired?

These works are completed as per the Council’s Road Maintenance Program. Any questions, queries or concerns should be directed to the Council as operators are completing works as directed.

Why are we painting bridges?

As per the Yarra Ranges Council Road Maintenance Program, bridges are painted to protect against weather conditions and to ensure the longevity of these structures. 

Why are we changing signs that look to be in good working condition?

Signs are replaced for various reasons.  The most common reason these signs are replaced is due to accidental damage and low reflectivity. This ensures signs are visible in all light and weather conditions.


 You can find more information about the road maintenance program here.

If you need to report an issue with a road click here or you can report an issue with a sign here.