Busking in Orange’s main shopping area 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 locations and times,
- allocating peak times and locations fairly
- liasing with shop-owners in the CBD
How do I apply?
For each busker, someone (a young person and/or a parent/carer ) has to come to the council customer service counter at the Civic Centre (cnr of Byng St & Lords Place) to:
- complete the paper-work (including signing a risk management form)
- pay the application fee
- be allocated convenient locations and times
To give everyone the same opportunity, it’s first-come, first serve.
In 2018, the busking sign-on day is 9 am on (date to be announced) November.
You can come after that time, but some spots may no longer be available.
The council offices open at 9am each day.
On the day when applications open , there will be a queue. Staff will deal with people as quickly as possible but depending on the demand, you may be in the queue for some time.
Applications are unable to be accepted by phone or online.
For your convenience, you can download the word application form to complete on screen, then print it and bring it with you. Or PDF application form to print, complete and bring with you. This form can’t be lodged before the day.
Please don’t email these forms back to the council. You will need to bring the completed forms with you, when you come to the counter.
Copies of these forms will also be available at the Civic Centre counter.
When and where can I busk during the holiday season?
The 2018 busking season begins on Monday 3 December and ends on Monday 31 December.
The form encourages you to think beforehand about and suggest FOUR different times (mornings/or afternoons) and locations. These can’t be locked in, until after the booking is completed at the Civic Centre, and compared with the list of times/locations which may already be filled.
The form also includes information about ‘Busking Risk Management’. 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.