Busking contributes to the vibrancy of the city while providing opportunities for local and visiting artists. Busking in the CBD and on Council land requires a permit.
Please follow this simple application process to obtain a permit:
- Busking applications need to be lodged in person at The Esplanade Office at 52-54 The Esplanade, Cairns between 9.00am - 12.00pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
- An audition is required. This can be scheduled at the time of application.
- Bring photo ID (licence, passport, proof of age card).
- There is no charge for the Busking Permit.
More information and on how to apply please see the following: