A-frames and similar signs (black boards, advertising boards, portable signs) are not allowed on footpaths in the Cairns CBD.

Outside the CBD traders can have one A-frame sign per business. Advertisements must:

  • Not exceed 0.54m2
  • Be placed within 2m of the main entrance to the business
  • Not obscure the footpath or pose a risk to pedestrians
  • Not obscure line of sight for motorists and pedestrians.

Business using A-frames or similar advertising devices must have Public Liability Insurance of $20 million and list Council as an interested party.

Last updated: 11 March 2016