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If you want to busk on land owned or managed by Nillumbik Shire Council you may need a permit.
Council land includes:
If you don't have a permit, you may get a fine.
Busking includes any form of public entertainment that you provide to raise funds for personal gain or to donate to charity.
If you are a student at a school located in Nillumbik you don’t need a busking permit. But you will need to:
You will need to provide evidence of current public liability insurance for a minimum of $10 million.
If you want to busk outside a shop, you will need written permission from the owner or manager of the store.
Apply for a permit to busk
The application fee for a permit to busk is $21 per day of busking. This amount is correct as of 1 July 2023.
After your permit application is received, an invoice will be generated and emailed to you. This email will contain instructions on how to pay.
To find out more about the criteria that Council uses to make a decision about this permit, see our Nillumbik General Local Law 1 Procedure and Protocol Manual(PDF, 2MB).