Busker / street performer permit - Gold Coast City Council - Queensland

Description

You will require this permit to busk or perform forms of entertainment in a public place for money or other type of reward. Busking is regulated to ensure it does not unreasonably impact upon residents and businesses.

Examples of activities which commonly require this permit include:

  • singing or playing a musical instrument
  • juggling
  • dancing
  • magic
  • puppetry
  • miming
  • living statue acts.

You will not require this permit if you are busking on private property, including non-council-controlled areas, roads, and reserves.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to take out public liability insurance to a minimum value of $10 million and name your local council as an interested party. A copy of this document must be submitted before your application is given approval.

Auditions are required to determine if the acts are of a reasonable standard.

To carry out busking activities you must ensure the busking activities do not:

  • cause damage to any council property
  • unreasonably interfere with residential amenity
  • unreasonably interfere with the interests of commercial operators in the vicinity of the busking activity.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $50.00

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Busking guidelines - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Application process

Apply

To apply for this permit, you must:

  • complete the approved application form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Transfer

You cannot transfer this permit.

Additional information

Some instruments may be prohibited under council local law.

Administering agency

Gold Coast City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Gold Coast City Council

Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9729
Phone: 1300 465 326
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Email: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Contact us website: Customer Service Centres (Opens in new window)
Website: City of Gold Coast (Opens in new window)

Supporting information