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Variable Message Sign Hire – VMS Boards

  • Message Board for 3-4 lines of texts
  • 7-8 letters per line
  • 5-colour or Amber display
  • Solar powered

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Variable Messaging Signs

Our variable messaging signs (VMS) offer high display performance and superior screen resolution to ensure that your message is dynamic, clear and noticeable.

Trailer mounted and with solar powered options available, our VMS hire boards are easy to install and operate, and will ensure that your message can be placed in the right location to reach the right audience, exactly when you need it to.

Variable message sign hire is suitable to use for a range of purposes.

Government, councils and emergency services.

Communicate important information and key messages to communities such as public health information.

Commercial and retail

Communicate promotions, specials, opening hours, and varied operating or entry conditions for example.

Civil construction and roadworks

Clearly communicate advance notifications of construction, changed road and traffic conditions, and changes to speed limits.

VMS Board Signs for advertising

Anyone running a business or needing to promote or advertise over the short to medium term would understand how important it is for your audience to know about your business, product, service or event, and even where your business is located.

Good advertising signage can make or break your bottom line. There are many forms of traditional advertising but most aren’t as cost efficient or as effective as VMS signs.

Advertising using VMS signage can quickly boost your brand — potential customers will get to know your business name, personality and what you’re offering. Clear, bright and dynamic signage can easily portray exactly what your business is about and set expectations for a great customer experience.

VMS signs can also be used to communicate key brand messages or even advertise specific products or services, special offers or current promotions — ideal for car park signage right outside your entry. As updates are so simple, you can also change the messaging at the flick of a switch to suit what your customers want or are looking for.
We’ve all had trouble with inaccurate GPS maps but VMS signs can also be used to indicate the exact location of your business, making it as easy as possible for your customers to find you.

Common advertising uses include:

  • Promoting your business
  • Promoting special offers
  • Brand awareness
  • Upcoming events
  • Special opening hours
  • Business location

VMS signage for roadwork and traffic

We all know the frustration of being stuck in long traffic delays due to road works, construction or a traffic accident. And it always seems to happen when you’re running late or in a rush!

Our VMS signs are ideal for communicating important messages that affect road users such as advance roadworks notices, reduced speed areas, construction underway and changed traffic conditions to name a few.

VMS signs are the ideal solution for communicating with road users as they are as dynamic as the reason you need them. At the drop of a hat, you can easily update messaging to reflect the current situation, or you can tailor messaging for certain times of the day. All updates can be made remotely on a computer based platform in response to changing or developing situations.

You can even easily move the roadside signage board to an alternate location as they are portable, lightweight and easy to install.

When it comes to application for traffic management, civil construction or roadwork purposes, portable VMS signs are ideal to alert motorists and road users of:

  • Roadworks in progress
  • Upcoming or future roadworks
  • Changed traffic conditions
  • Changed speed limits
  • Current or advance road closures
  • An accident ahead or nearby

Key features and benefits of VMS


Compared to traditional static signage, our VMS boards hire comes with a range of benefits.


Customise your message as you need with remote programming capabilities.

Display options

The ‘C’ size board displays with five colours or can be set to amber only. Text can appear over 3-4 lines with 7-8 letters per line.

Portable to use in any location

Trailer mounted and lightweight makes our VMS boards quick and easy to transport. Solar powered options are available which means your message can be located in the exact location required without the need to access power.

Durable for any weather

Our Mobile LED video screens are IP-rated, meaning they are weatherproof and will withstand the harsh outdoor climate whether it be rain, hail or shine. Screen resolution is 48×28 pixels which is clear for all weather conditions.

Cost efficient

Hiring LED trailer signs is an ideal choice to convey important messages with a limited budget.

Easy to install

Portable and lightweight, our variable message signs can be easily installed in just a few minutes, keeping assembly time and labour costs down.


Our visual messaging signs are built to meet Australian standards AS4852.2-2009.

Frequently Asked Questions

For how long does the VMS board display?

Our VMS boards are made to last years without losing their clarity, vibrant colours, and brightness. We have a range of power options that can ensure your display is seen upto 24 hours a day.

How much text can a VMS board display?

How much text a VMS can display usually depends on the character size and the clarity of the message. A 2.6 by 1.4-meter board, for instance, will hold around eight to ten letters per line and have about 4 lines of text. The resolutions are 48 by 28 pixels, which is clear enough in all weather conditions.

Are VMS signboard Weatherproof?

Yes, they can withstand all types of weather conditions and adversities. Our VMS boards are made to endure hot sun, heavy rains, and strong winds, so you can continue to reach your customers despite the weather. To know more about which one is right for your needs, contact us today.

How do I change a message on a VMS board?

We have electronic, manual, and computerised VMS boards on our portfolio. Manual boards come with reset buttons that allow you to change the messaging, while electronic ones use a remote control. Computerised VMS boards are fairly easy to use as they are programmed through software installed on a computer.

How many messages can a portable variable message sign show?

Our variable message signs come in different sign sizes, character height and contrast, providing diverse options to pick from depending on your needs and preference. Our VMSs range from single to double line and fully variable signs. That can, at times, include graphic displays.

How much does variable message sign rental cost?

Our rental rates vary depending on the location, size, individual machine specifications and the duration you plan on hiring the VMS. You can choose from using the VMS for short, medium, or long periods. To get more information on the rental rates, you can reach us via our office number or the contact form on our website.

How can I pay for a hire?

There are several modes of payment for our hiring services. The decision boils down to our client’s preference, convenience and the agreement between us. Generally, we accept credit cards, direct deposits, etc.

Why choose GSH?

Better Services

Our goal is to help you deliver captivating messages and get more customers so we'll go the extra mile when it comes to hiring digital signage.

Better Prices

We are committed to not only offering the most competitive pricing but delivering the all round best service.

Better Screens

We build and maintain our own signs to an exceptional quality — and we are the only provider of 24x7 Solar Digital LED Screens.

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