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 aims to:
- give everyone a great busking experience
- manage the strong demand and competition for times
- allocate peak times fairly
- liase 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 2022 season begins on Saturday 3 December and the last day of busking will be Christmas Eve (Saturday 24 December).
This year, approximately 8 places are available along Summer Street and Anson Street. This is on a ‘first in first served’ basis.
How do I apply?
In 2022, to make a booking you will need to attend the Busking Registration Day held from 9 am on Monday 28 November, at the Orange City Council Customer Service counter.
Download the Christmas 2022 – Application to Busk and Risk Management Form to complete and be submitted on the day.
Payment of $23.00 is required at the time of booking.
The form encourages you to suggest four different dates or times (mornings/or afternoons).
Bookings are not accepted by phone this year. Bookings must be made at least 48 hours prior to commencement date.
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.