Street Entertainer's Permit - City of Perth - Western Australia


You will need this permit if you intend to perform street entertainment, including busking, playing musical instruments, singing, acting and reciting poetry. If you are under the age of 14 years, you may need to seek council's special authorisation.

The permit will specify the area and time that you are allowed to perform. You must not cause offence by your appearance or with your entertainment.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit, you must:

  • have not committed an offence within the last 5 years
  • be a fit and proper person.


Up to 12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $12.00

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Busking Guidelines (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 Western Australia

Local law(s) name

Public Trading Local Law 2005

Application process


You will need to submit:

  • Proof of identity such as a driver's licence or birth certificate;
  • You passport or appropriate work visa if you are a non resident of Australia; or
  • A parent consent form if you under the age of 18 years.

Administering agency

City of Perth

Contact details

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