Busking is only allowed in a specific area of Cronulla and a licence is not required. However, there are guidelines that you need to be aware of.
Where and when can I busk?
- Permitted within the Cronulla plaza pedestrian mall (between The Kingsway at the northern end of the plaza through to the southern entrance, off Croydon Street near the train station).
- Hours are 10am - 5pm (7pm in daylight saving) any day.
- Busking not allowed during the Cronulla Spring Festival (September).
- Buskers must move every 2 hours within the designated location.
- No more than 3 persons can carry on busking together except if approval is obtained from council.
- May receive money via voluntary donations, but should not ask members of the public for money nor approach them or sell them goods or services.
A busker should not:
- Obstruct or hinder the passage of pedestrians or vehicles.
- Operate closer than 4 metres from the door of premises open for business.
- Affix any matter or thing, or mark or draw on any footway or paved area.
- Use loud speakers or any form of sound amplification.
- Use dangerous acts including use of fire, saws, swords, spears, knives, bicycles etc.
- Cause inconvenience, annoyance or obstruction to any person.
- Create any nuisance or unreasonable noise.
- Beg or gather alms.
- Operate in an area adjacent to a place of worship. Any entertainment activity should not create any disturbances during funeral services or other solemn occasions.
- Create a threat to public safety.
- A busker shall not wear or display on or about himself any advertising matter whether or not such matter is of a commercial nature. The promotion or advertising of any product or service is prohibited.
Balloon sculptors, tarot card/palm/fortune readers, aerosol artists, face painting, masseurs are not considered busking.
A busker must adhere to all the above terms and conditions, and comply forthwith with any lawful direction given by the Police or Council's Public Safety Officers.
Working with children
If a busking activity content and focus is directed at children then the busker must complete a prohibited employment declaration form.
If council receives any complaints of a nature that, once investigated, represents any risk to a child's well being then busking will not be permitted.
We recommend buskers have public liability insurance cover for no less than $2 million.
Enquiries can be directed to Events & Activations on 9710 0891 or firstname.lastname@example.org