135 Byng St, Orange
 02 6393 8000
 02 6393 8199
 [email protected]

This page has information on busking in Orange’s main shopping area, both throughout the year and at Christmastime.

Busking at Christmas time

Busking in Orange’s main street during the weeks leading up to Christmas is one of the most colourful highlights of the holiday season. It’s a great opportunity for young people to gain performance experience and make some money.

Orange City Council has a system to manage Christmas busking that is aimed at :

  • giving everyone a great busking experience
  • managing the strong demand and competition for times
  • allocating peak times fairly
  • liasing with shop owners in the CBD

This page has the information you’ll need to apply.

This Letter to Buskers was recently sent to the people who busked last Christmas.

When and where can I busk during the holiday season?

The 2021 busking season begins on Monday 6 December and the last day of busking will be Christmas Eve (Friday 24 December).

There is only one position available this year, which is in front of the Post office in Summer Street, this is on a ‘first in first served’ basis.

How do I apply?

In 2021, bookings will only be accepted by phone/email to [email protected]

Please phone 6393 8000 from Monday 29 November to make a booking.

Download the Christmas 2021 – Application to Busk and Risk Management Form to complete.

The form encourages you to suggest two different dates and times (mornings/or afternoons).

The form also includes information about ‘Busking Risk Management’ and ‘NSW Government COVID-19 Restrictions’. This information is aimed at minimising potential risks and hazards. You or your carer will need to agree with these requirements and sign a form when submitting your application.