Busking and street entertainment
Busking adds to the City's vibrancy and helps to make Subiaco a unique place to visit, live and work. The City encourages a lively street atmosphere, with local laws in place to ensure public safety and accessibility, and to maintain a balance between buskers and the needs of traders.
Applying for a permit
Street entertainers must obtain approval before performing in the City of Subiaco. Once approved, please note that a permit is valid only for the dates and location stipulated.
Group acts are required to list all members’ details on the application form.
Street entertainers must be able to produce the permit when requested and must comply with any directions from authorised City of Subiaco officers.
To apply for a permit, you may use the
online form, or download a copy of the application form and return it to the City.
The City of Subiaco has four designated areas for busking and street entertainment:
Subiaco Train Station
Park Street (next to the post office on Rokeby Road)
Forrest Walk (Rokeby Road opposite Churchill Street)
Library Corner (corner of Bagot and Rokeby roads).
Applications to perform outside of these areas will be considered. Entertainment must never interfere with pedestrian or vehicle access, including laneways and footpaths.
Street entertainment may be permitted within the following times:
Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 10pm.
There are several conditions that you must be aware of before you apply for your approval. All performances are to comply with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 and amplification equipment is not permitted at any time.
Performances cannot involve:
anything offensive or obscene
acts that create a nuisance
weapons with sharp edges, cutting knives, chainsaws or swords or other dangerous items or activities
activities or acts which endanger the safety of the public
cruelty to animals.
For more information, please contact the City on 9237 9222.