Perth Community Notice Boards
There are numerous community notice boards around Perth. It's definitely worth placing your ads on as many of these as possible. And while pinning or taping just one flyer or poster to a board is worthwhile, it's always better to make things easy for shoppers to retain your contact details. That's why the classic pull tab advertisements are an excellent choice, or you can pin five or six DL-size flyers up there together. That way, shoppers who are interested don't have to write your details down. They can just take them away.
In most concentrated shopping areas you'll find a mini-mart or a corner store of some kind. Outlets like this will sometimes have a pin board out the front, or they'll let people tape pull-tab ads to the front window. You just have to keep an eye out for them in your journeys and make a mental note of where they are. Still, it's pretty much pot luck as to whether they'll have notice boards there.
IGA Store Notice Boards
IGA stores are a different matter. The vast majority of them have community noticeboards. Most are not classic pin boards. Instead, you slot your ads in between metal panels. They even supply you with the cards to write your details on. While these can help somewhat, it's much better to be prepared and have some ads with the same dimensions as the cards made up already.
And you shouldn't just put one ad into the slot provided. Include a few and spread them out a little so that shoppers can see there are several up and they can take one home with them.
At almost all of these IGA stores you're required to write the date you placed the ad. They stay up for a set period, which is usually anything from a fortnight to a month.
Remember that a small minority of these stores don't have these boards. So if you're going to travel to place an ad I'd call in advance to check. You can find the locations and numbers of all the local branches with the store locator on their website.
This is a chain of farmer direct stores. Like the IGA's, they seem to have a policy of having a place for ads at each of their stores. I have been to three of them so far, and they all have them. These were Woodlands, Greenwood and Subiaco.
The one at Subiaco is huge. I think everyone in the whole city knows about it! When you place ads there I'd go at a busy time, though. The shopping trolleys are placed in front of it, so when the store is quiet (eg in the evenings) and numerous trolleys are sitting there it can be hard to reach the board.
Laundrobars and Laundrettes
There are many Perth laundromats that have pin boards. While they don't get nearly as many people viewing them as the ones in shops and arcades, they're still worth using. These include:
The Main Laundromat, 234 Main St Osborne Park.
Marian Dawns Laundromat 1/129 Canning Highway South Perth.
Angelo St Laundromat, 65 Angelo St South Perth.
Preston St Laundrette, 20 Preston St Como.
Bassendean Laundrette, 45 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean.
I Wash Laundry Services, 912 Albany Highway East Victoria Park (cnr Dane St).
There are also countless pin boards on Perth's campuses. These are intended for students to find upcoming events, accommodation and employment, etc. So they're obviously unsuitable for most commercial advertisers. However, if you have a product or service that is tailored to this demographic -- particularly if you offer a student discount -- then placing your ads here can be highly beneficial.
The two that spring first to mind are Curtin Uni and the Uni of WA. They are numerous at these locations. They are hard to find in the TAFE colleges for some reason, however.
It should be remembered that some campuses frown on outside advertisers using them. So keep an eye out for signs stating such stipulations. You can even ask at the campus security office what their policy is.
That said, I don't think most of them are too fussed about what goes up there, as long as it is something that students might be interested in. And if the relevant authorities don't like your ads being there, they'll just tear them down and throw them away anyway ...