Busking Permit - City of Charles Sturt - South Australia


You will need a permit or special approval to undertake the following busking activities:

  • performing using knives, fire or other hazardous substances
  • performing for long periods of time
  • selling or street trading
  • artists selling pre-fabricated work
  • performing permanent artworks or putting permanent installations in place
  • touting, spruiking or advertising
  • political rallying
  • religious preaching and promotions
  • fortune telling
  • massage, chiropractic treatment or other physical manipulation
  • face or body painting
  • temporary tattoo applications including henna
  • fundraising on behalf of a charity, cause or organisation
  • commercial promotions.

A permit is not required for the following activities:

  • performing with an instrument or multiple instruments, noise levels sensitive to the enjoyment of the area
  • performing a song, dance routine, mime, clowning, juggling, puppetry, comedy, magic or living statue act
  • actively working in an artistic medium such as temporary painting, portraiture or chalk art.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Busking activities that do not require a permit or special approval are free to undertake. You may need to pay a fee for activities that do require a permit or special approval. Please contact the council for more information.


Administering agency

City of Charles Sturt

Contact details

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