Busking is a person (or group of people) performing within a public place in exchange for a donation.
Council divides busking into 2 categories.
Category A busking covers activities such as playing a musical instrument, dancing, singing, puppetry, miming or other acts of a similar nature.
Category B busking covers:
- Acts that use dangerous materials or instruments (read more at What is a dangerous material or implement?)
- Balance, juggling or circle acts
- Pavement art performances
- Those using percussion or noisy instruments
The following examples are not considered busking and are therefore not allowed.
- Advertising or promotion of goods;
- Salespersons of any kind soliciting money for any purpose;
- Fundraising for events, even if they include a performance element;
- Touting or spruiking;
- Political rallying;
- Religious spruiking;
- Face or body painting;
- Tarot card reading, palmistry and fortune telling;
- Massage, chiropractic treatment or any other physical manipulation;
- Artists displaying pre-fabricated artworks or goods or displaying pre-fabricated displays.