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

Description

You will need this permit to busk or provide 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.

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 Description
Apply Application All $51.00

Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

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

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

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

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Enquiries

Gold Coast City Council

Queensland
Operating address: 833 Southport Nerang Road
Nerang, Queensland 4211
Operating address: 47 Nerang Street
Southport, Queensland 4215
Operating address: Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive
Helensvale, Queensland, 4212
Operating address: 22 Eleventh Avenue
Palm Beach, Queensland 4221
Operating address: 90 Reserve Road
Upper Coomera, Queensland 4209
Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9726
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Phone: 1300 465 326
Website: City of Gold Coast (Opens in new window)