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Buskers Permit application form

Purpose of this form

You will need to complete this form if you wish to apply for a Busking Permit. The City of Perth will review all submissions to evaluate your performance and assess the quality and performance value of your act.

To complete this form you will need

  • Your contact details
  • An overview of your performance or act
  • The duration of your permit
  • A YouTube, Vimeo or Instagram link to a video of your performance/act
  • Scans of appropriate identity documents and a passport-style photo, to be printed on your permit

Performer Details

Is this a new application?

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Please provide:
1x Photo identification (e.g. driver's licence, passport, student ID card)
OR 2x non photo identification (e.g. Credit card, Medicare card, Bank Statement)

Passport Photo

Please provide 1 passport-style photo, which will be affixed to your permit for public display. Images must be clear, with faces unobstructed and on a plain white background. Glasses, head coverings and jewellery are allowed.

Performance Details

Are you or is anyone in your group under 16 years of age?
Please refer to the Busking Guidelines for conditions related to performers under the age of 16.

Does your act use an amp?
Please note, amplification is not permitted within Hay St Mall.

Does your act use an backing track?
Will you be selling media (CDs, USBs, cassettes) with your performance?

Performance Video URL
Applicants must undergo a performance audition by submitting a video filmed within the last six months. The audition aims to ensure that applicants can perform at a competent level, is pleasing to the public and that the performance is appropriate and not likely to offend.

Video audition criteria:
• The video must accurately reflect what the performance would look like in a public space;
• The video must represent the entire performance (e.g. instruments, amplifiers, stands, props, costumes etc.);
• For musicians, a minimum of two songs should be performed, demonstrated in a public setting and not in the form of "karaoke";
• Videos submitted should be hosted on Vimeo, YouTube or Instagram, ensuring they are marked public/unlisted and visible without a login.

Customer Authorisation

Terms and Conditions

I confirm I have read and agree to abide by the associated Busking Guidelines and Conditions. I also confirm the information I have provided in this form is accurate. (A signature is not required on forms lodged electronically and submissions will be treated in accordance with the Electronic Transactions Act 2011 (WA).)

I confirm I understand that this form authorises the City of Perth to reproduce any documents associated with this application for internal purposes only.

Response Time: Up to 10 working days from date of receipt.


Need more help?

If you have any further questions please contact: 9461 3333 or email: