Busking at Darling Harbour

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 at Darling Harbour

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)

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