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Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, and based on the latest advice, tight restrictions are now in place for events and mass gatherings.

If you are planning an event, please check the latest advice through the Australian Government Department of Health website or at the Tasmanian Department of State Growth website.

For general information about COVID-19, call the national 24-hour coronavirus information line on 1800 020 080 or visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.

About the permit

We are responsible for managing the safety and efficiency of the State road network. Roadside advertising and event signs have the potential to create road user distraction. To balance safety with community needs, stringent conditions have been developed that manage the excessive volume of roadside signs from a wide range of community groups.

Safety of road users is important and the current event sign conditions is a common-sense approach to manage a difficult situation.

Where events occur once or twice a year, we will allow a community group to display signs advertising the event for a two week period prior to an event.  All signs must be removed within 48 hours after the event.

Where events occur weekly or monthly, such as markets, we will allow one event per month to be advertised and for the signs to be displayed for six days prior to the event.  All signs must be removed within 24 hours after the event.

The purpose of a sign is to let people know about the event.  For a sign to be effective people must be able to read it at a glance.  There should be very little content, so it can be read easily. For example:

Community event signage example

Approval is granted in accordance with the Roads and Jetties Act 1935.

Signs not displaying our authorisation may be removed by the maintenance contractor. Confiscated signs are held by the Contractor for 30 days. For details on retrieval of signs, please call us on (03) 6166 3369.


Before starting the online application, please check that your event meets the criteria for temporary community event advertising.

Temporary community events are events, such as school fairs, sporting events, craft exhibitions, town festivals, local markets and not for profit charity events.

Applications must be received at least 20 business days before the first date you want to display the sign. This will give enough time for your application to be assessed; and if it’s successful; to have the sign made.

Please note the application will only be able to be submitted with the uploaded sign design. For the best experience, we recommend using Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari.

Signs must not be erected in the State road reserve without prior written authorisation.

Before applying, please read the 'Community Event Signs for Advertising Events - Conditions'.

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If you have any questions, please call us on (03) 6166 3369.