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Busking

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 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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