Busking permits are an approval for an itinerant musician, actor or street performer or group of the same (up to a maximum of 6 people) performing in a public place (in line with available conditions).
● Children under 16 will only be permitted to busk outside school hours and during daylight hours
● Permits may be obtained for 1-6 people
● Daily permit – permission to busk for one day only (in line with available conditions)
● Monthly permit – permission to busk for the period of one month, as stated on the permit
● If under 12 years of age, be constantly supervised by a parent/guardian and only perform in daylight hours
● For a person under the age of 16 to apply for a busking permit they require written permission from a parent or guardian
Anyone can apply for a busking permit.
You are encouraged to read the Street Permit Operating Policy and Guidelines document prior to applying.
How to Apply
To apply for a busking permit the following information must be supplied;
● Personal details such as name, address, phone and/or email;
● Date (whether a daily or monthly permit is required);
● 1 x Photo identification (eg. Drivers licence, passport, student id card, etc);
● 2 x non-photo identification (eg. Credit card, medicare card, etc).
A busking permit may only be obtained in person at the front counter of the Customer Centre at 25 Pirie Street, Adelaide during business hours.
● Busking must not impede pedestrian access.
● Busking is not permitted in front of prominent buildings, eg: Town Hall, Parliament House, Government House etc.
● Busking enquiries for the Central Market can be made by calling 8203 7495 on market days.
● The Adelaide City Council Busking permit does not extend to cover busking in the Central Market or inside the Adelaide Railway Station on North Terrace.
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If you have any questions regarding permits, please contact:
Adelaide City Council Customer Centre
During business hours 8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Phone: 8203 7203
Fax: 8203 7575
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