Busking in Brisbane

The inner-city streets of Brisbane are filled with unique and entertaining buskers. You can busk wherever you like in Brisbane, except in the Queen Street Mall and South Bank. 

If you want to busk in the Queen Street Mall you must first gain a busking licence. Busking licences are only granted after a formal audition process through Brisbane City Council. For information on audition times and to apply, please visit the Brisbane City Council website.

If you would like to apply for a short term permit at South Bank, please fill out the short term busking permit form and submit it to lstrong@brisbanemarketing.com.au. Please also note that Brisbane Marketing’s decision on the allocation of busking licenses is final and no correspondence or comment will be entered into. Annual Permits have already been allocated for 2014.