At Darling Harbour, we encourage opportunities for performances that add to the colour and vibrancy of the public domain, including buskers who contribute entertainment and thought-provoking experiences for visitors.

Busking permits are issued to make sure we have a diverse range of acts that are safe and benefit our unique precincts.

Busking during the Covid outbreak

Before applying for a busking permit, make sure your act complies with the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Busking Policy.

Applying for a permit

  • Current Public Liability Insurance Certificate of $10M (Property New South Wales as an interested party)
  • Proof of identification
  • Parental consent (if under 18 years of age)
  • A Visa or Mastercard for payment of the $20 administration fee
  • A recent standard size facial photo
  • Buskers wishing to perform using dangerous materials at the sites covered by this policy are required to hold
  • a current City of Sydney Special Busking Permit (please refer to cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au) or
  • the ACAPTA P.A.S.S. (Peer Assessment for Street Safety) issued by ACAPTA Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association (www.acapta.org.au)

Apply now

Apply as an individual
Apply as an individual under 18
Apply as a group