Community events and temporary signs


VicRoads regulates the placement and display of temporary community event signs on roadsides in the Macedon Ranges.

The temporary community event signage rules are designed to reduce sign clutter and ensure the safety of all road users by minimising any line-of-sight issues.

There are 37 VicRoads approved sites within 10 towns across the shire (see Conditions of Use below for locations). Each site has a set of two steel posts where temporary community event signs can be attached.  These posts are close to 3 metres in height and anyone doing signage installation will require a ladder to ensure the signs are placed at the top of the posts to be compliant.

Penalties may apply under the Road Management Act 2004 if anyone erects a sign on an arterial road without written consent from VicRoads.

Obtaining approval

Download and complete a copy of the Temporary signage Application Form(DOCX, 1MB).

Signs must be produced by a professional sign writer and approved by Council. Before submitting your sign for approval, you must ensure it complies with the VicRoads Conditions of Use of Community Events Signs on Event Posts(DOCX, 3MB)

To apply, send your application to and include ‘Macedon Ranges Shire Community Event Sign Application’ in the subject line.

You must include the following information in your application:

  • a copy of the proposed sign dimensions and design matching to criteria below
  • sign size must be 1 metre high and 1.5 metres wide
  • 4 lines max of information on sign
  • 15 letters maximum per line
  • font that is easily read eg Arial, (no script, old english or narrow fonts permitted)
  • only 1 community group logo is permitted per sign
  • the intended dates of display (installation and removal dates).

Applications must be submitted 6 weeks prior to the event.  A response will be emailed back to you within 10 days.

Find out more

Contact Local Laws at Macedon Ranges Shire Council on (03) 5422 0333.