Busking Permit - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to busk or perform other forms of entertainment on a road or in a public place. Busking includes playing a musical instrument, pavement art, singing, conjuring, juggling, mime, mimicry, dancing, puppetry, performance art, recitation and other theatrical or visual activities which attract, or are conducted to attract a donation (and not a set fee).

Please note, as a busker you are not permitted to:

  • Perform a political or religious speech;
  • Obstruct a footpath;
  • Use any form of sound amplification or electrically amplified instruments; or
  • Wear or display any advertising matter.

You must not perform within 100 metres of a premises after being requested by the occupier to cease, unless you obtain a permit from the Council to continue.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

An application for permit is to be in writing and accompanied by:

  • A statement specifying the type of activity proposed;
  • A statement detailing the required period of the permit;
  • A scaled drawing showing location and extent of the activity;
  • Any other information the General Manager may reasonably require; and
  • Payment of any applicable fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$5.00

Daily fee.

Application$100.00Annual fee.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Busking Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Sorell Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 (Tasmania)

Local law(s) name

Public Places By-Law 1 2015

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Sorell Council


Operating address:
47 Cole Street
Sorell
TAS 7172
Mailing address:
PO BOX 126
Sorell, Tasmania 7172

Phone:

03 6269 0000

Fax:

03 6269 0014
sorell.council@sorell.tas.gov.au

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