Busking permits

COVID-19 Update

Central Coast Council  recognises the enthusiasm and life that buskers bring to the community. We would like to welcome back our buskers into the Central Coast precinct to showcase their talents. Buskers are required to abide by all COVID-19 restrictions outlined in the Public Health Order at the time.  It is the buskers' responsibility to keep up to date with restrictions imposed by NSW Government, and ensure they are adhering by these requirements. 

For more on the COVID-19 pandemic, you can view our COVID-19 Information.

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 02 4306 7900.

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Last updated : Wed 22 Feb 2023