In the City of Melbourne, we like our places to be vibrant, stimulating, entertaining and safe.

We’re proud of our reputation for supporting street culture and we love the diversity of entertainment that buskers and performers provide the make our streets vibrant and lively.

Artistic and cultural life is integral to Melbourne as a creative city so we encourage performers from all backgrounds, abilities and through different mediums to showcase their craft in the city.

We are also committed to providing a safe, accessible and culturally sensitive environment for all buskers, residents, workers and visitors.

All of this means it’s time to update the Busking Guidelines that were put together in 2011 to make sure they are still relevant.

To do this, we will be talking to a range of groups including buskers, residents, workers, and visitors to gain insights into what areas of the guidelines require updating.

For more information and updates, visit busking and street entertainment.