Busking permits ensure that there are no clashes at popular locations while also ensuring that specific safety and other requirements are met.
The permit allows you to perform at various locations in the Geelong region.
If you wish to perform on private land you will need to seek permission from the owner of that land and a permit is not needed.
If you wish to perform in Central Activities Area (CAA) of Geelong - also known as CBD (Central Business District) you will need to get permission from our Central Geelong and Waterfront department by phoning 03 5272 5044 before you lodge your application form.
Busking permit applications must be made at least 10 working days prior to the date you want to start.
Apply for a busking permit
Assessing your application
In determining whether to grant a permit several issues are taken into account. These may include:
The nature and duration of the busking
Obstruction of vehicles and pedestrians
The risk associated with the busking activity
Any previously approved busking permits
Generally, amplified music is not permitted.
Busking is only permitted for 1 hour per location, per day.
Initially, permits will be issued for a period of 1 month on the first occasion. Subsequent permits may be granted if there are no justifiable complaints/issues during the 1 month trial period.
Subsequent permits will be issued based on re-application and payment of fees and generally given for 3 months.
Full details of the conditions of a busking permit are on Page 20 of our Footpath trading and activity policy.