Busking or Street Entertaining Permit - Bayside City Council - Victoria


You will require this permit if you intend to busk or perform street theatre or other forms of entertainment on a road or in a public place. Busking includes (but is not limited to):

  • playing a musical instrument
  • pavement art
  • singing
  • conjuring
  • juggling
  • mime
  • mimicry
  • dancing
  • puppetry
  • performance art
  • recitation
  • other theatrical or visual activities which attract, or are conducted to attract a donation (and not a set fee).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must choose one location at which you intend to perform. If the location of the performance is adjacent to a shop you must have obtained the shop owners written approval.


Applicants must hold a current public liability insurance policy.

Buskers under the age of 16 must have permission granted by a parent or guardian.


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $27.60

Under 16 year olds. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $54.90

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Approval time

Applications must be lodged two weeks prior to the intended performance.

Administering agency

Bayside City Council

Contact details

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