Busking permits

COVID-19 Update

Busking in public is not permitted under the current NSW State Government COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, Central Coast Council will not be issuing busking approvals until the state government lifts further bans on public gatherings.

If your busking permit expires during the restriction time, from 1 April until restrictions are lifted, there will be no fee charged for the next 12 months.

If you continuing busking, Central Coast Rangers will advise you of the current bans on public gatherings. If you do not cease busking the Rangers may call the NSW Police to move you on.

We welcome the life and colour Buskers bring to the local area, from playing music, singing and dancing to all sorts of performances that entertain the public. If you are a busker, this section provides the key information you need to get busking on the Central Coast.

The Application Process

All Buskers (or people wishing to undertake busking) on community land within the Central Coast Local Government Area must obtain a valid Busking Approval Card by completing a busking application form and lodging it at a Council service centre.

All applicants must apply for their Busking Approval Card in person and acknowledge and agree to comply with the terms and conditions of these guidelines. They must also agree to provide photographic identification at the time of their application. Scanned identification is not permitted.

Busking applications can be lodged in person at;

Central Coast Customer Contact Centres

Central Coast Libraries - Woy Woy or Erina 

Non-compliance can be reported to the Customer Contact Centre on 1300 463 954.

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Last updated : Wed 5 Aug 2020