Apply for a busking permit


If you would like to busk in the City of Maribyrnong, please apply for a free permit.

How long does the permit last?

The permit is valid for three months. We may suspend or cancel the permit at any time.

What is permitted?

With a busking permit, you may play an instrument, sing, conjure, juggle, mime, draw pavement art, and do acrobatics, puppetry or other forms of performance art.

You are only able to busk between 9am and 9pm Monday to Friday, and between 9am and 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Please carry your permit with you when performing.

What is not permitted?

You cannot:

  • use amplifiers
  • advertise your performance
  • sell or offer of articles or materials
  • interfere with any other busking acts or members of the public.

You must break for 10 minutes in every half hour of busking, in which time you must also relocate.

Apply for a permit

Fill in the Busking permit application form(PDF, 180KB) and submit to Council with the required photo ID.