Venue hire and busking at South Bank - Visit Brisbane

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. 

South Bank Piazza

Venue hire

Visitors are welcome to use the green spaces within the parkland, as long as your group complies with the Conditions of Entry which can be found - here, a copy of the Parkland map can be found - here.

South Bank is also a popular event space, with its picturesque scenery and a sought-after inner-city location. If you would like to make an event enquiry, please fill out the event enquiry form for assessment.

Please note wedding ceremonies and receptions are not accepted in South Bank Parklands venues. Restaurants at South Bank may have function space to hire for weddings within their tenancy spaces. Please contact any restaurants you may be interested in direct for assistance. Alternatively, Roma Street Parkland, located a short walk from the Brisbane CBD, offers beautiful green spaces with five unique wedding venues to choose from. For more information, please head to the Weddings at Roma Street Parkland page.

All wedding photography at South Bank requires prior approval. If you would like to have your wedding photos taken at South Bank, please contact the South Bank Visitor Booking and Information Centre on 07 3156 6366 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 Brisbane Marketing’s decision on the allocation of busking licenses is final and no correspondence or comment will be entered into.

Annual Permits 

Applications for 2019 annual busking permits are now closed. Please check this page again in September 2019 for the next round of applications.

Busking Policy

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

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.