Busking and Street Performance Program 6-Month Trial

Busker playing the guitar

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on this project. You can read the results of the community engagement here. Your feedback will be used to inform the expanded Busking and Street Performance Program for the City of Hobart, which was approved by Council on 7 June 2021, and its final terms and conditions. Details of the feedback can be viewed in the Community, Culture and Events Committee agenda from 27 May 2021.


Project Background


The City of Hobart is currently conducting a 6-month trial of the Busking and Street Performance Program to create more vibrant and appealing public spaces throughout Hobart by increasing opportunities for informal performances and creative expression.

The City of Hobart is trialling an increase to the number of locations where busking and street performance is permitted as well as more flexible terms and conditions. The trial supports the aspirations of the Hobart Community Vision that acknowledges Hobart as a creative and cultural capital, with programs that bring creativity to our city.

The 6-month trial allows buskers and street performers holding a permit from the City of Hobart to perform at 27 identified locations throughout the Hobart local government area including a mix of city and suburban shopping precincts along with a selection of parks. Busking and street performing is permitted between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm on weekdays, Monday to Friday. On weekends, Saturday and Sunday, it is permitted between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm. It is not permitted outside of these hours, unless expressly permitted by the City of Hobart.

Given the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial aims to expand opportunities for local musicians and street performers to perform across Hobart and potentially generate a financial income whilst also activating public spaces and positively impacting on local businesses.


Get involved and Have Your Say in the following ways:


You can provide feedback on the trial changes to the City's Busking and Street Performance Program until 30 March 2021.

Busker playing the guitar

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on this project. You can read the results of the community engagement here. Your feedback will be used to inform the expanded Busking and Street Performance Program for the City of Hobart, which was approved by Council on 7 June 2021, and its final terms and conditions. Details of the feedback can be viewed in the Community, Culture and Events Committee agenda from 27 May 2021.


Project Background


The City of Hobart is currently conducting a 6-month trial of the Busking and Street Performance Program to create more vibrant and appealing public spaces throughout Hobart by increasing opportunities for informal performances and creative expression.

The City of Hobart is trialling an increase to the number of locations where busking and street performance is permitted as well as more flexible terms and conditions. The trial supports the aspirations of the Hobart Community Vision that acknowledges Hobart as a creative and cultural capital, with programs that bring creativity to our city.

The 6-month trial allows buskers and street performers holding a permit from the City of Hobart to perform at 27 identified locations throughout the Hobart local government area including a mix of city and suburban shopping precincts along with a selection of parks. Busking and street performing is permitted between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm on weekdays, Monday to Friday. On weekends, Saturday and Sunday, it is permitted between the hours of 10 am and 8 pm. It is not permitted outside of these hours, unless expressly permitted by the City of Hobart.

Given the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial aims to expand opportunities for local musicians and street performers to perform across Hobart and potentially generate a financial income whilst also activating public spaces and positively impacting on local businesses.


Get involved and Have Your Say in the following ways:


You can provide feedback on the trial changes to the City's Busking and Street Performance Program until 30 March 2021.