Busking permits

We encourage busking and street entertainment in Yarra. If you want to busk in Yarra you must apply for a permit.

Our busking policy sets out conditions for street performances, including rules for volume levels, performance times and appropriate performance locations.

Acceptable volume

Your performance must be within acceptable volume level, so as not to inconvenience the public or the operation of businesses in the area. If your performance can be clearly heard from the other side of a main street or within a habitable room, it is deemed to be too loud.

Terminate performances

A Yarra City Council Officer may at any time instruct you to immediately terminate you performance if the Officer deems it to be too loud, offensive, dangerous or harmful to private or public property or you are busking without a permit.

How to start busking in Yarra

If you want to busk in Yarra you need to do the following:

Step 1: Download and read the Busking Guidelines and Application for Temporary Busking Permit
Step 2: Complete the Application for Temporary Busking Permit and sign the Declaration
Step 3: Submit the completed Application for Temporary Busking Permit and pay the Busking Permit fee $14.50 GST Free (monthly fee) in person at Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Road, Richmond.

For more information call Yarra City Council on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au.