Business Signage Guidelines

Council receives many enquiries from businesses relating to the display of signage, including replacement of existing signage and new signs.

The Signs Code forms part of the Derwent Valley Interim Planning Scheme 2015, which can be viewed online at The scheme regulates which signs are exempt, which require planning approval, or which are prohibited on a property.

The purpose of the code is to provide opportunities for commercial advertising and to assist people through interpretative or directional signage, whilst ensuring that these signs complement and enhance the streetscape without impacting on heritage or cultural values.

Download the  DVC Signage Frequently Asked Questions Document

If you require further information contact our planning team.