Busking in the City of Sydney area

The City of Sydney’s new busking discussion paper draws on examples from some of the world’s best busking cities to identify ideas with the potential to make busking easier, while also managing potential impacts on nearby residents and businesses.

We're now calling on musicians, performers, residents, businesses, music industry representatives and government agencies to provide feedback on the paper and put forward ideas to help inform our new busking policy and future busking initiatives.

Ways to participate

There's a few ways to provide us with your views on busking and live street performance. Submissions will help the City not only update our current busking policy, but investigate developing a code of conduct, look at how we might work more closely with neighbouring councils and land owners, and support buskers through a range of initiatives.

  1. Take our poll
  2. Complete our quick online survey
  3. Provide a submission responding to the discussion paper

The busking discussion paper will be on public exhibition until 30th April. You can also email enquiries and submissions to Hugh Nichols.

Submissions by mail:
Chief Executive Officer, Attn: Strategy Advisor - Live Music and Performance
City of Sydney, GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001.
Submissions should quote reference: Busking in the City of Sydney.

The City of Sydney’s new busking discussion paper draws on examples from some of the world’s best busking cities to identify ideas with the potential to make busking easier, while also managing potential impacts on nearby residents and businesses.

We're now calling on musicians, performers, residents, businesses, music industry representatives and government agencies to provide feedback on the paper and put forward ideas to help inform our new busking policy and future busking initiatives.

Ways to participate

There's a few ways to provide us with your views on busking and live street performance. Submissions will help the City not only update our current busking policy, but investigate developing a code of conduct, look at how we might work more closely with neighbouring councils and land owners, and support buskers through a range of initiatives.

  1. Take our poll
  2. Complete our quick online survey
  3. Provide a submission responding to the discussion paper

The busking discussion paper will be on public exhibition until 30th April. You can also email enquiries and submissions to Hugh Nichols.

Submissions by mail:
Chief Executive Officer, Attn: Strategy Advisor - Live Music and Performance
City of Sydney, GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2001.
Submissions should quote reference: Busking in the City of Sydney.

Busking in the City of Sydney

We encourage buskers, residents, business and the broader community to provide us with their views on how we can support busking in the City of Sydney.

Please answer the following questions. You can read the discussion paper prior to completing this survey.

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Busking Policy and Guidelines

The City of Sydney has busking and internal policies and protocols for busking on City of Sydney-managed land. Aims of the the interim Busking Policy: - Encourage activities that contribute to the creative vibrancy of the city and give opportunities for diverse opinions to be heard through public performance - Provide rules and regulations to manage busking sites so access is fair - Identify good busking locations - Promote safety for buskers and audiences; and protect property - Support the right of buskers to have freedom of expression.

1. Please respond to the following statement. *
Strongly Agree Agree Neither Agree nor Disagree Disagree Strongly Disagree
The City's busking policy supports busking and live street performance.
2. Do you think the City of Sydney is good at managing busking and the existing policy works well? * required
3. Do you think the current guidelines are easy to understand? * required
7. Please tick the issues that you think impact your ability to experience, participate and enjoy busking
Options are limited to 6