Busking

ALL BUSKING APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Show off your talent at Preston Market by booking a spot to busk.

If you’re interested download the application form below.

The Process

Prospective buskers are required to complete the application form in full and return it to the Preston Market Management Office or send to reception@prestonmarket.com.au with the following paperwork:

 Copy of identification i.e. Drivers Licence or Passport
 Copy of Public Liability insurance

If you do not have Public Liability insurance the best Insurance company for actors/performers is Duck for Cover. Please call them on (03) 9439 5991 to enquire.
If you are performing as a group you are able to fill in one application form however you must ensure that you are all covered under public liability insurance.
This can be on the same or on separate liability. If separate please provide a copy for all insurances. 

Terms and Conditions

There is no fee for busking. However, we ask that you take note of the following terms and conditions:

  • Preston Market reserve the right to deny your application
  • A current copy of your public liability insurance must be provided to the Centre Management office prior to you or your group commencing busking on site
  • Busking time duration is 1.5 hours
  •  Buskers can book 2 times a month. Limited to 1 busker per day. First come, first serve.
  •  No bookings on Saturdays and Sundays. Bookings are only Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.
  • Busking must not compromise the usual trade of market traders or cause any excessive noise, excessive amplification or discomfort to the audience. It is the busker’s responsibility to regulate their sound levels. If Centre Management receive several complaints about the noise level, you will be asked to leave.
  • Busking locations will be Fruit and Vegetable Section, South Block and North Block Stage. The stage locations will be alternated and based on availability.
  •  You will be required to sign in to the management office prior to your start time.
  • Should you need to cancel your booking please provide at least 7 days’ notice.
  • All stage areas are inclusive of power

Upon receipt of your completed application form Preston Market you will then be required to provide dates and times for your bookings and a performance area will be allocated to you.

Booking availability will be provided to you once you have completed your application form.