Street performers, including pavement artists, must ask the permission of the mall or landowner. For the public places that Council manages, we have set aside some areas where street performers do not require a permit. In other cases a permit is required.
Council has laid out rules for managing street performers in the public places it manages in the following:
We have set aside some designated areas where street performers do not require a permit (unless the street performer is using dangerous materials, objects or animals), but they must follow the guidelines below.
Register of Nominated Street Performance Sites [PDF, 7 MB], a permit is required outside these designated areas.
All street performances, whether they need a permit or not, must comply with these general conditions:
In addition, all street performers should note that the sale of any goods is not permitted as part of the street performance activity, and a separate trading permit under this policy must be obtained.
A street performance permit is required if:
The fee for this permit is $37 (including GST).
Please note, applications will be actioned within 10 working days provided all required information has been submitted. If the form is incomplete there may be a delay in processing.
A street performance permit is required by all pavement artists, working in any area, including nominated street performance areas. Pavement artists must comply with the Street Performers general conditions and the general conditions for Pavement Artists.
Pavement art is not permitted in the Central City unless it is part of an approved event. The sites where pavement art is permitted as part of the event will be stipulated as part of the event permit.
Pavement artists may be allowed outside the Central City area on the approval of a permit. The sites where pavement art is permitted will be stipulated as part of the permit. Advertising on the pavement is not considered pavement art under this policy and is not allowed in any circumstances.
If a permit is approved, pavement artists must: