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.
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.
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.
Please note that due to the Christmas in Brisbane Program, upcoming Public Holidays and New Year’s Eve Celebrations at South Bank Parklands – Short Term Busking Applications will not be processed until the week commencing January 6th 2020. Please take this into consideration when completing your application form.
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.
Applications for the 2020 annual busking permits are now closed.
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.