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Man with guitar busking in front of a restaurant in Southport

Busking is permitted within the Central Business District at Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and parts of southern Gold Coast (Coolangatta, Kirra and Tugun). A permit is required to busk.

How to apply

Complete an application for a busking permit using the online form below or download a copy to complete offline and submit at one of our customer service centres.

Ensure you review the busking guidelines and busking site location maps before applying.

Our busking guidelines brochure provides a comprehensive guide to busking on the Gold Coast and is recommended reading prior to applying for a busking permit. The guidelines include information about:

Lost or damaged permit

Use our online form to apply for replacement approval documentation for your busking permit.

Find a link to the Busking permit - replacement approval documentation form below.

Fees apply for the above request and are detailed on the application form. Payment can be made by:

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