Police raids over neo-Nazi signs in Qld

Queensland police have raided three properties and seized racist and neo-Nazi banners after offensive imagery was displayed across southeast Queensland.

Banners, stickers, flyers and computer devices were seized in police raids at Toowong, Pimpama and Oxenford on Tuesday.

Three men, aged 20, 21 and 42, face charges including wilful damage and possession of restricted items.

It is alleged one of the banners was displayed on the Pacific Motorway at Helensvale in November.

Offensive images were posted in other public areas, police said.

However, counter-terrorism authorities have ruled out any possibility the men were part of an organised group.

"There's no concern for the community to be worried about in the larger groups or any further sort of extremism," Acting Detective Superintendent Leonie Steyger said.

Police said they were continuing to investigate the racist and neo-Nazi symbols and appealed for information.

"Our primary focus is on keeping the community safe. The public has a right to go about their daily lives without being subjected to highly offensive imagery.

"Those responsible represent the smallest minority of our communities, and my team will continue to disrupt and charge individuals who are motivated by this type of behaviour."

The trio is expected to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on February 28.

The Queensland government has committed to banning hate symbols after a Nazi flag was displayed near the Brisbane Synagogue and a train carriage was vandalised with Nazi symbols.