Answers to our most frequently asked questions about banners, costs etc.
What types of banners are permitted?
The following types of banners may be displayed on Dunedin’s street poles:
- Seasonal banners
- Banners advertising festivals or events open to the public
- Banners promoting civic pride, civic awareness or city promotional campaigns
How many banner sites are there?
There are approximately 250 street pole banner sites. They are spread across the central business district, North Dunedin, South Dunedin, Caversham, Green Island, Port Chalmers, Mosgiel, Middlemarch, and Waikouaiti.
What types of banners are NOT permitted?
The following types of banners cannot be displayed on Dunedin’s street poles:
- Banners that advertise commercial goods or services, or commercial entities
- Banners that promote political parties or a political message
- Banners that advertise religious institutions or religious messages
- Banners that promote fundraising campaigns
- Banners that promote social campaigns not associated with civic pride or civic awareness
How long can banners be on display?
Banners advertising events may be displayed no more than 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the event, and must be removed no longer than 7 days after the completion of the event.
Are there limits on how many banners can be booked?
No, there are no limits however prior confirmed bookings may influence your intended campaign dates and the availability of sites you are interested in.
What costs are involved?
There are costs to design and manufacture the banners along with separate costs to install and remove them. The costs section on this page outlines what you should consider prior to undertaking a street banner campaign.
What size are the banners?
The standard size for each street pole banner is 2.65m x 0.95m (accommodated on FlagTrax banner brackets). More information can be found in the Banner Design and Specifications section of this page.
Can you tell me more about the application process?
Applications should be submitted at least 3 months prior to the desired banner display period to ensure availability of banner sites.
Applications will generally be treated on a first-in, first-served basis. In the event of a clash, established events are likely to take priority. However, every attempt will be made to accommodate applicants across the range of banner sites available.
Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application within 10 working days of a completed application being received by the Council.
Which companies manufacture FlagTrax banners?
There are several vendors that we are aware of who can manufacture and supply FlagTrax banners to the public. Please contact them directly to find out more.
Dunedin City Council offers this list as a courtesy. No endorsement is implied or to be inferred.
Adams Flags Ltd
03 477 7395
0508 352 462
03 477 1238
Flagz Group Ltd
0800 503 524
When are banners installed?
An appointed contractor installs banners during daylight hours Monday – Sunday. The day on which booked banners are installed can vary due to weather conditions. Public Holidays may also influence an installation or removal date.
There are a two costs to consider prior to booking a Dunedin City banner campaign:
- Manufacture and printing costs. These will vary according to the manufacturer you choose to do the work for you; the complexity, colour, and artwork used; the printing process (digital or traditional screen print) employed.
- Installation, removal and repair costs. The installation, removal and repair of banners are handled by an appointed contractor. Organisations that book banner poles are invoiced by the contractor and pay them directly.
As of November 2018 the current contractor rates (GST exclusive) are:
Dunedin Central Business Area
Installation or Removal of Banners
|1+||$10 per banner|
Port Chalmers, Mosgiel, Green Island Business Areas
Installation or Removal of Banners
|1+||$12 per banner|
Repairs of Existing Banners due to damage etc.
All repairs include removal and reinstallation
|Torn corners (repair the hem)||$45 per banner|
|Flagtrax banner fittings||$45 - $125 per banner|
Banner Design and Specifications
The standard size of each street pole banner is 2.65m x 0.95m (accommodated on FlagTrax banner brackets).
Banners should be constructed of specialist durable materials able to withstand high wind loadings, and that limit any undue stress on the fixed assets.
Banners may be re-used if they remain in good physical condition.
The design and content of any proposed banner must be reviewed by the Council’s Communications and Marketing Team prior to booking approval being granted, if one or more of the following applies to a banner application:
- it is from a person or organisation who has not applied for the display of banners before
- it is for a new event
- it is for a new banner design for an existing event
Yes but the sum total of any sponsorship logos associated with an event must be restricted to no more than 10% of the surface area of each face of each banner. This restriction does not include:
- any words associated directly with the naming rights to any event
- the Dunedin City Council logo, which may comprise greater than 10% of the surface area of each face of any banner
The Dunedin City Council reserves the right to require its logo to be displayed on banners for any event for which it is a major contributor
Left vs right hanging banners
Banners that run from the Dunedin Chinese Garden past Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, the Dunedin Railway Station and along ANZAC Ave to Forsyth Barr Stadium hang over the footpath and not the street.
They should be constructed with a left-hanging design. This may also impact the design of your proposed artwork due to the banners different orientation.
The remainder of the street pole sites across the network (with the exception of 3-4) have banners hanging over the road. These should be constructed with a right-hanging design.
We strongly suggest you double check your banner requirements prior to committing to any order with your banner manufacturer of choice.
A copy of the Flagtrax design template may be downloaded from our website.
Where can I find a copy of your policy?
A copy of the current Draft Street Pole Banners Policy can be found in the Terms and Conditions section of this website.