The City has recently undertaken a review of the current busking process. As a result, the City endorsed the following:
Changes and amendments to busking approvals and conditions will now be progressed to reflect the decision. We will also make amendments to the busking guidelines and these will include any new locations and also possible changes to existing locations. All changes are to take effect on 1 December 2020.
Existing permits will remain in effect until 30 November 2020 and new permits with existing conditions will continue to be issued with an expiry of 30 November 2020.
To allow for transition from a $34 monthly fee to a $50 annual fee, no fees will be charged until the implementation date of 1 December 2020. This will allow for new conditions, updated locations and implementation of the new fee to take effect on 1 December 2020. The $50 fee will then be applied to all permits. Should you have any enquiries please contact us on 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326)
Busking is permitted within the Central Business District at Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and parts of southern Gold Coast (Coolangatta, Kirra and Tugun). A permit is required to busk.
Our busking guidelines brochure provides a comprehensive guide to busking on the Gold Coast and is recommended reading prior to applying for a busking permit. The guidelines include information about:
Use our online form to apply for replacement approval documentation for your busking permit.
Fees apply for the above request and are detailed on the application form. Payment can be made by: