All plaques must use the following plaque layout and approval process.
All projects that have received the majority of their funding by the NSW Government must use the following plaque layout and approval process.
The NSW Government logo is mandatory and must comply with these guidelines. For more information on use of the NSW Government brand, please refer to the NSW Government Brand Framework.
Position must always be in top right hand corner of the sign, observing the clear space requirement.
Text size should be proportionate to the entire plaque design and be clearly
visible and legible.
Public Sans is the preferred typeface for plaques.
Plaque layout template
Templates and wording is to be provided by the funding scheme manager or grants administrator.
Please note, details on the plaque may be changed to reflect nominated representatives if the minister is unable to attend.
Plaque approval process
It is the responsibility of the funding recipient to develop the commemorative plaque for official openings.
Fully funded application
— NSW Government only
Steps for approvals and production
The funding recipient should liaise with all stakeholders to identify plaque requirements. This includes building/project name, date of opening, attending officials, funding partners and company logos.
If applicable, once plaque requirements have been identified, the funding recipient should consult with the funding scheme manager or grants administrator to obtain protocol advice, such as the correct titles and the naming hierarchy of attending officials.
When all protocol and corporate identity requirements for the plaque have been addressed, it is the responsibility of the funding recipient to seek approval from all stakeholders and the relevant minister prior to the production and/or installation of the plaque.
Your funding scheme manager or grants administrator will approve final artwork but they do not have the designated authority to approve the production of a plaque.
Please send artwork to your funding scheme manager or grants administrator for approval prior to plaque production.
On receipt of final approval from the minister’s office, the funding recipient may authorise the production and/or installation of the plaque.
Jointly funding application
— Australian + NSW Governments
In instances in which the Australian Government has contributed funding, different requirements apply.