- Last updated:
- 26 Sep 2019
All street performers working within the Sunshine Coast region must hold a current permit. These permits are issued by council.
Complete the application form and submit to council with the applicable fee.
Street performance on the Sunshine Coast is regulated by the following local laws:
Frequently asked questions
An artist is a person who practices performing arts such as a circus performer, actor, musician and dancer or demonstrates creative arts such as a painter, sculptor, or writer.
Street performance is not a person who sells, offers or exposes for sale any article or commodity, or performs on behalf of any political or religious organisation.
Yes, all artists must hold a current permit issued by the Sunshine Coast Council.
If the artist is under 18 years of age, the application form must be signed by a parent/guardian. Additionally, if the artist is under 16 years of age, council requires the parent/guardian to provide supervision during street performance activities.
The permit application fee for an adult during the period from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019 is $82.00. The permit application fee for artists under the age of 18 years during the period from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019 is $38.00. The permit application fee for not-for-profit organisations is free. (The applicant must be the not-for-profit organisation, not an individual). The application fee is non-refundable.
The permit runs from 1 August to 31 July each year and prior to the permit expiring, an invitation to renew your permit will be issued in June of each year. If you choose to renew your permit there will be a fee payable on or before 31 July. Once payment has been made, you will receive a new permit.
Council has identified suitable performance locations across the Sunshine Coast. Locations and times may vary, please check council's website for updates.
Yes, if you have your own public liability insurance, hold a current council permit and written permission from 3 proprietors in closest proximity to the proposed sites, stating they have not objection to Council issuing a permit for street performers at that location. Complete the Proprietors Consent form.
Artists must only perform for a maximum of three 40 minute sets with two 20 minute intervals. If another permit holder is waiting to perform, the permit holder must conclude after their current set to allow the waiting permit holder to perform at the location.
Street performance will be primarily of a performing arts nature. Permits are not issued for acts that contain nudity or offensive, derogatory, sexual, racist or generally discriminatory material or inference.
Yes, if you fail to adhere to any of the conditions set out in your permit. See Street Performance Code of Conduct in the Street Performance Information Pack.