Busking Permit (Gold Coast) - Queensland


This permit is required to busk in selected areas within council malls.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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


As designated on approval by council.


Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Local law(s) name

Gold Coast City Council - Local Law 11 (Roads and Malls) 2008

Gold Coast City Council - Subordinate Local Law 11.1 (Interference with a Road) Part 3 Sect. 47 2008

Application process

You can obtain this permit by submitting a written application or an Application for a Permit to Busk to:

Cavill Mall:

Surfers Paradise Alliance Limited

PO Box 279 Surfers Paradise Qld 4217

Ph: (07) 5584 3700

Website: www.surfersparadise.com

Broadbeach Mall:

Broadbeach Alliance Ltd

Level 12 Niecon Tower, Victoria Avenue, Broadbeach Qld 4218

Ph; (07) 5539 8416

Website: www.broadbeachgc.com

Auditions are required.


You cannot transfer this permit.

Additional information

Types of applicants who commonly need this permit include musicians and jugglers. Council permits busking only in designated areas. Permits are issued subject to conditions. Noise complaints will cause the permit to be revoked.

Administering agency

City of Gold Coast

Contact details

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

City of Gold Coast

Operating address: 135 Bundall Road
Queensland 4217
Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9729
Phone: 1300 694 222
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Email: gcccmail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au