Book a community promotion sign

Community promotion signs are a simple and effective way to publicise your City of Greater Geelong event.

Who can book a sign?

  • Not-for-profit organisations or community groups advertising events of significant cultural interest to the local community.
  • The event must be held within the City of Greater Geelong boundaries.

How much does it cost?

  • The cost of a sign booking is $130 and includes installation and removal of the sign. The cost is the same whether you book 1 sign or 4 signs and whether you book for 1 week or 4 weeks.
  • You can pay securely using a credit card at the time of making your booking. We accept Visa and Mastercard.

    A payment processing fee of 0.46 percent applies to credit and debit card payments.

How many signs can I book?

  • You can book up to 4 signs at up to 4 different locations for up to 4 weeks (depending on availability).
  • You can only have 1 booking per event.

Sign artwork requirements

To ensure your event receives maximum exposure, we recommend minimal information on your sign artwork.

  • The community signs provide a very quick, drive by message
  • Wording should only include the event name and date (main message), location and a website or phone number
  • Sponsor logos should not be the main feature
  • Wording on the sign should be 60 millimetres inside the top and bottom of the sign so it is visible once installed
  • All signs need to be 1200 x 1200 millimetres to fit into frames
  • Signs are to be well presented, prepared and constructed and are not to be offensive
  • No reflective material is to be used on signs - this includes fluorescent paints
  • All signs should be made from ‘corflute’
  • No organisation may display more than 4 signs within council boundaries at any one time
  • No sign shall contain any rotating, revolving or moving parts and cannot be illuminated or flashing
  • All signs will be bolted to our promotion frames

Sign locations

  • There are 23 community promotion signs in strategic locations around the region. All locations have a permanent City of Greater Geelong frame with windows for community event signage.
    • Barwon Heads Road, Barwon Heads (Just after the Barwon Heads Township Sign)
    • Midlands Highway, Bell Post Hill (outside Kardinia International College)
    • Barrabool Road, Belmont (Larcombe Park, beside reserve)
    • Colac Road, Belmont (directly across from Waurn Ponds Hotel)
    • Settlement Rd, Belmont (James Harrison Bridge - both sides)
    • Princes Highway, Corio (two locations, near old Bunnings)
    • Drysdale, (near the entrance sign)
    • Bellarine Highway, Moolap (between Moolap Station and Coppards Road, inbound)
    • Bellarine Highway, Moolap (before the Rail Trail crossover, outbound)
    • Portarlington Road, Newcomb (over Boundary Road, outbound)
    • Portarlington Road, Newcomb (Opposite Cheetham Salt, inbound)
    • Shannon Avenue/West Fyans Street, Newtown (south corner)
    • Grubb Road, Ocean Grove (near entrance signs)
    • Wallington Road, Ocean Grove (near entrance signs)
    • Surf Coast Hwy, Grovedale (between Heyers Road and Railway Line)
    • Portarlington (near entrance signs)
    • Lara (near Forest Road entrance signs)
    • Leopold (Bellarine Highway past Melaluka Street, outbound )
    • Bacchus Marsh Road (North of Plantation Road, inbound)
    • Indented Head (Corner Hood Road and The Esplanade)
    • St Leonards (near entrance signs)  

How to book your signs

  • You cannot book a sign any earlier than 6 months prior to the event.
  • Signs can only be booked to start on a Monday and finish on a Sunday.
  • All signs are installed and removed on Mondays (unless it is a public holiday, then the sign will be installed or removed on the Tuesday.
  • You’ll need to organise your sign artwork if you haven’t done so already and organise to print your sign.
  • You need to deliver your signs to Merv Jennings Signs, 23-25 Tarkin Court, North Geelong. You will receive an email reminding you of this.
  • All signs are installed and removed by a contractor.
  • Once your sign has been taken down, you will need to pick it up from Merv Jennings Signs, 23 -25 Tarkin Court, North Geelong. You will receive an email reminding you of this.
  • If you have different dates for your signs to be taken down you don't need to pick your signs up until the last sign has been removed.
  • Permit holders can organise to store up to 4 signs for one year with Merv Jennings @$55 per annum including GST. Please contact Merv Jennings Signs on 03 5272 1400 to arrange. 
  • Please ensure your booking details are correct before proceeding as bookings cannot be changed once payment has been processed.

Book a Community Promotions sign    

Need to know more...

For information about using these signs to promote your community event please email [email protected] or phone the Community Inclusion Unit on 03 5272 5096.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 31 August 2021