Decals are decorative patterns that can be used on surfaces and walls in order to make a building or landscape more distinctive.
Decals can be applied to buildings and walls and are often designed with different themes and themes to help them stand out from the surrounding landscape.
Some decals, like the “Farewell to the City” from the city of Barcelona, are designed to be applied over the top of buildings or walls.
Decals can also be used to mark areas that are important for pedestrians, like bus stops and public spaces.
Decals on the streets of Sydney, Australia.
In cities, people are encouraged to decorate their homes with decals.
In Melbourne, residents can apply them on their houses, cars and other surfaces.
Decal patterns can be found in all kinds of areas, from restaurants to pubs to art installations.
What are the rules around decals?
Decals must not be seen as a direct threat to public order, nor should they be seen to be offensive.
Decals may be displayed on the sides of buildings and sidewalks, but must not appear to be on the outside of buildings.
No person shall make, place or display a decals or any other similar material on any building or other public place without the express permission of the Council of Australian Governments.
Decal patterns may not be applied or displayed on any other surface except as permitted by the council.
Decals may only be applied, displayed or placed in accordance with the decal rules, regulations and guidance issued by the Australian Capital Territory Government.
How do I apply for a decaling pattern?
Decals must be submitted to the Australian Council for Decals (ACDC) and the Council for the Protection of Australia’s Environment (CPAE) for approval.
Decaling patterns must be completed within 30 days of receiving the application.
The ACDC may provide the template, which can be downloaded from the ACDC website.
The template must include a description of the material being decaled and the area of the decaling, as well as an outline of the decoration’s theme and theme group.
The template must be signed by the artist or artist’s designee.
Decal pattern applications may be made online at www.acdc.gov.au or by telephone at 1800 007 077.
The deadline for applications is 15 September 2019.
Can I make my own decal patterns?
Decal templates may be purchased from the Australian Design Centre (ADC), a national organisation that provides advice on decal designs and designs for use in design, architecture and urban planning.
A template will include the pattern name, size and colour of the pattern, the colour of a decaled background, a description and an outline.
The design will be displayed and will be approved or rejected by the ADC.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Australian Decal Pattern Centre at the address listed below.
The Australian Decals Centre is located at The National Gallery of Victoria, 14-15 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.
For more information on how to apply for decals and how to create a decala, contact the ACD, the CPAE or the Australian Architecture and Design Commission (AADC).