Apply for busking approval

Apply for busking approval

To busk on Council-owned sites, approval from Manningham Council is required.

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Do you have a talent for music and dance? Perhaps magic is more your speed? Then why not share your talents with the community.

We love our residents displaying their talents in public spaces, while enjoying the benefits of public performance. But before you do, there’s a few things you should know.

If you’d like to busk on land that we own, you must:

 

Places where busking is allowed

You’re able to busk at several shopping precincts and plaza. You should be aware that some shopping precincts are privately owned. So, they’re not within our jurisdiction and permits don’t apply. You should contact the management of the shopping centre for approval to busk.

 

Location Contact

Bulleen Plaza

Contact Centre Management

9852 0011

info@bulleenplaza.com.au

Devon Plaza

Contact Centre Management

9818 8523

Donburn Shopping Centre (Doncaster East)

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Jackson Court Shopping Centre (Doncaster East)

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Macedon Plaza (Lower Templestowe)

Contact Centre Management

9862 3700

Macedon Square Shopping Centre (Lower Templestowe)

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Manningham City Square Civic Plaza (Doncaster)

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Park Orchards Shopping Village

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Stockland The Pines (Doncaster East)

Contact Centre Management

9842 9000

Templestowe Village Shopping Centre (Anderson Street between James and Parker Streets, Templestowe)

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Some areas in Templestowe Village (147 – 151 Parker Street, 110 Wood Street and rear of 114 – 116 James Street, Templestowe)

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Tunstall Square (East)

Contact Centre Management

9421 7000

Tunstall Square West (Donvale)

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Westfield Doncaster

Contact Centre Management

9848 1699

CDoncaster@scentregroup.com

Yarra Street Shopping Centre Precinct (Warrandyte)

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Busking approval conditions

To busk on Council-owned sites, approval from Manningham Council is required and the following conditions apply:

  1. A Council approved and current approval is to be carried at all times when busking and produced when requested by a Council Local Laws Officer.
  2. Applicants are limited to request a maximum of 4 sites per month.
  3. Buskers under the age of 14 years must be accompanied at all times during their public performance by a parent/guardian.
  4. Busking applications submitted by performers under the age of 18 years must have parent/guardian consent and provide contact details to confirm consent. Manningham Council reserves the right to request a hardcopy parental consent.
  5. Busking is only to be conducted between 9.00am and 9.00pm, or otherwise as requested by the relevant Traders Association
  6. No busker may obstruct any footpath, carriageway, shop entrance and/or exit, or other public or private thoroughfare. Performers and their equipment must be a minimum of 2.5 metres from the shop front to allow for unobstructed pedestrian movement along the footpath. Please refer to Council’s Footpath Trading Guidelines for further details. No electrical cords into shops are to be used to power equipment
  7. Prior to performing, the busker must obtain the verbal permission of the shopkeeper(s)/ trader(s) located directly adjacent to the performance area in order to agree to the location and length of time the busker will perform in that space (limited to a maximum of two hours in one location). The busker must cease performing immediately if requested to do so by any trader adjacent to the performance area.
  8. A performance location must not be within 100 metres of another busker or shopkeeper(s)/trader(s) public performance/activity. A Street Stall or fundraising activity will take precedent over a Busking approvals.
  9. No collection of personal information from the public is allowed. Performers may only distribute their own details using a professional card or flier.
  10. A suitable receptacle for the receipt of public donations or relevant sale items can be placed within the performance area. No active soliciting of money or active selling of audio visual or printed material is permitted.
  11. Buskers must have enough performance content such that they are presenting entertaining and non-repetitive material.
  12. Electronic amplification is not permitted unless otherwise agreed directly with the relevant Traders Association or body corporate. If a music track is required (e.g. to accompany a dance item) the music must be kept at a reasonable level and not require electrical cords or outlets. Music volume must be turned off or reduced if requested by any centre/shopkeeper.
  13. Buskers are required to perform in a manner that is safe for the public realm, undertaking no activities that may present as a risk (or perceived risk) to the public, themselves, property or traders. No fire or other dangerous materials or equipment are to be used in any busking performance.

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