Election signage and mobile roadside booths policies

The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL) has released two policies to inform parties, candidates and their representatives on the correct placement and removal of election signs and booths.

The placement of election signs and mobile booths on Northern Territory (NT) Government road reserves is an acceptable means for eligible voters to become familiar with election candidates.

However, the placement of signs and booths must not compromise motorists, cyclists and pedestrian safety and must be environmentally conscious.

The policies apply before and after the NT Legislative Assembly election on 22 August 2020.

Election signs, in accordance with the policy are permitted on Northern Territory Government road reserves from 11 July 2020.

The policies include information on:

  • sign and booth requirements
  • the permitted size
  • standards
  • display periods
  • permitted location and positions
  • installation means permitted
  • policy breaches and terms.

Read the polices:

To view the guidelines for advertising and activities in NT Government road reserves, go to the NT Government website.

For information on election signs and mobile roadside booths on local government managed roads, contact the relevant council.


To clarify requirements before installation, contact your local DIPL office:

Level 2 Highway House, Palmerston NT, 0830
Telephone: 8999 4449
Email: roadsdarwin.ntg@nt.gov.au

Katherine Government Centre, First Street, Katherine NT, 0850
Telephone: 8973 8665
Email: roadskatherine.ntg@nt.gov.au

Tennant Creek
Leichhardt Street, Tennant Creek, NT 0860
Telephone: 8962 4521
Email: roadstennantcreek.ntg@nt.gov.au

Alice Springs
Floor 1, Green Well Building, 50 Bath Street, Alice Springs, NT 0870
Telephone: 8951 5514
Email: roadsalicesprings.ntg@nt.gov.au

John Flynn Drive, Nhulunbuy, NT, 0880
Telephone: 8987 0198
Email: roadsnhulunbuy.ntg@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 19 August 2020

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