Busking/Street Entertainment/Street Appeals

Busking/Street Entertainment/Street Appeals

Busking adds to the City’s vibrancy and helps to create atmosphere in the City of Bunbury.  Street performers commonly known as buskers are encouraged to perform in the City upon obtaining a valid permit.  Busking performances vary from musical instruments to jugglers.

The most popular venue for buskers is outside the Paisley Square.  Busking activities are confined to the brick paving of Paisley Square – the area between Centrepoint and Stirling Centres. 

There are local laws in place to ensure public safety and accessibility throughout the City and to maintain a balance between buskers and the needs of traders.

Apart from Paisley Square, for which a permit is required the below mentioned busking spots are permit free and are “Share the Spot” basis.

Venues include:

  • Bicentennial Square – Visitor Centre                     
  • Guppy Park
  • Market Square
  • Jetty Baths – away from the Vat2 Restaurant 
  • Anzac Park
  • Rocky Point
  • Cnr Elliott and Victoria Streets                            
  • Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
  • Bunbury Wildlife Park
  • Cnr Prinsep & Victoria Streets
  • Cnr Stephen & Victoria Streets
  • Cnr Victoria and Clifton Streets

You will find the dedicated busking areas by looking for the “Busk - #ShareTheSpot” logo on the pavements and please take a minute to read the nearby sign with the basic rules. Download a map here

To ensure you are familiar with all the regulations please download the street entertainment guidelines here

Download the Street Entertainment Application here

Bunbury Summer Jam

Are you a musician, magician, artist or think you can strike up a crown entertaining on the street? Register your interest to be a part of the City of Bunbury’s Bunbury Summer Jam, a street entertainment series adding vibrancy to the Bunbury CBD and promoting the City’s permit-free Share the Spot busking locations.

Four Summer Jams will be held throughout Summer from 11am – 2pm on the same Saturdays as the Bunbury Markets; 2 and 16 December 2017 and 6 and 20 January 2018. Street entertainers will be placed throughout the Bunbury CBD and Marlston Waterfront, and will receive $75 from the City of Bunbury, as well as being able to take donations from the public of course.

Expressions of interest for street entertainers are open now! To register your interest, complete and return the Expression of Interest form here by Friday 24 November 2017.

An event map for people interested in checking out the Summer Jam will be launched closer to the event. 

For queries please contact the City’s Events Team on event@bunbury.wa.gov.au or 9792 7000.

Street Appeals

Registered fundraising organisations can apply for a street appeal permit to fundraise within the City of Bunbury. A current copy of the organisations public liability insurance is required before a permit can be issued.

Generally one fundraising group is permitted at a time for a maximum of one week. Bookings are essential, as the City Rangers may request to view a copy of your permit.

Download the Street Appeal Application Form

Information Distribution

If you would like to hand out flyers or information within the CBD of Bunbury you will also need a permit so that an area only has one group at a time. A current copy of the organizations public liability insurance is required before a permit can be issued. Bookings are essential, as the City Rangers may request to view a copy of your permit.