Venue hire and busking at South Bank - Visit Brisbane

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Venue hire and busking at South Bank

With its central location and stunning surrounds, South Bank features Brisbane's most sought-after venues to hire for events and spaces to perform in as a busker. 

Flowstate event

Venue hire

Visitors are welcome to use the green spaces at South Bank Parklands without prior approval, provided the Conditions of Entry are met. To view a copy of the South Bank Parklands map, please click here.

With its picturesque scenery and inner-city location, South Bank is a popular and versatile Brisbane event space. To find out more about booking an event space at South Bank, please submit an event enquiry - here

One of Brisbane’s most unique event spaces, Flowstate, is now available for hire. To find out more about Flowstate, please click here.

Please note, South Bank event spaces cannot be hired for wedding ceremonies. Roma Street Parkland, located a short walk from the Brisbane CBD offers beautiful green spaces with five unique wedding ceremony spaces available. Please click here for more information. 

Wedding photography at South Bank requires prior approval. Please contact the South Bank Visitor Booking and Information Centre on 07 3029 1797 or [email protected] to coordinate.

Busking

If you wish to busk in South Bank Parklands, please refer to the information listed below.

Short Term Permits 

South Bank issues two types of short term permit:
- Short Term Permit - This applies to interstate or international performers who are in Brisbane for a short period of time (up to three months) and wish to busk in the precinct. 
- Special Short Term Permit - This applies to interstate or international performers who are in Brisbane for a short period of time (up to three months) and wish to busk in the precinct using high risk elements in their performance such as ladders, fire, juggling knives, unicycles, balancing acts and so forth. Performing with whips is not permitted. For special permits, a copy of your Public Liability Insurance Certificate for a minimum of $20 million Australian dollars is required. 

If you would like to apply for a short term permit, please complete and submit the form below. Please allow a minimum of 7 days to process your application. Please also note that all applications are reviewed by an administrative team and not every applicant will be accepted, South Bank Parklands decision on the allocation of busking licenses is final and no correspondence or comment will be entered into. Please also note that applications without a link to music or performance audio or video will not be considered for a permit through the review process.

Annual Permits 

Applications for the 2020 annual busking permits are now open. Applications will close on November 15th 2019. If you would like to apply for an annual busking permit please complete and submit the form below. Please note that all applications are reviewed by an administrative team and not every applicant will be accepted, South Bank Parklands decision on the allocation of busking licenses is final and no correspondence or comment will be entered into. Please also note that applications without a link to music or performance audio or video will not be considered for a permit through the review process.

Busking Policy

The Busking Policy for South Bank Parklands can be found - here.

If you have any queries regarding busking at South Bank please email for assistance: [email protected]

If you would like to make an event enquiry, please fill out the event enquiry form for assessment.

If you would like to apply for a short term busking permit, please fill out the form for assessment.

If you would like to apply for an annual busking permit, please fill out the form for assessment.