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4. Apply for a busking licence

There is no fee for the street performance licence.

Street performance licences are valid for 12 months.

You will need to apply for a new licence before your old one expires.


​Apply online

If you apply online we can approve your application straight away and email you your licence to print.

You can print your licence immediately.

 By post

​Send your completed application form to:

Auckland Council Licensing and Compliance Services
Private Bag 92300
Auckland 1142

 In person

​If your performance is in the central business district, you can apply for approval from a City Watch Officer.

City Watch Officers patrol the central business district.

Immediate processing, anytime - day or night.

You can also bring your completed street performance application form to one of our service centres.

This could take up to 10 working days to process.

We will contact you if there are any problems with your application.