Street Performing

Rockhampton Regional Council has introduced an incentive program to encourage street performing in the Rockhampton CBD and other centres to add vibrancy and promote arts and culture within our community.

As of 1 January 2017 all street performing application fees are free. Three month approvals will be issued, after which a new application will be required to be submitted.

What is street performing?

Street performing is a musical, theatrical or other type of performance undertaken by a person:

(a) to entertain the public; and

(b) seeking voluntary reward for the performance.

Street performing may include dancing, singing, miming, puppetry, playing an instrument, reciting a story or poetry, or doing other acts of a similar nature.

When, where are how long can I perform for?

Street performing may be undertaken any day of the week during the permitted hours outlined in the Street Performing Policy. Street performing is permitted in the following areas:

  • Rockhampton central business district, bounded by Fitzroy River; Albert, Stanley and Denison Streets;
  • Conaghan Park, 5 Lawrie Street, Gracemere; and
  • Morgan Street, between Central and East Streets, Mount Morgan.

The duration of performances must not exceed 45 minutes per set and there must be a minimum interval of 15 minutes between sets.

Please refer to the Street Performing Fact Sheet for more information and general requirements.

How to Apply

To apply for a street performing approval, you will simply need to submit a completed Commercial Use of Roads Application Form – Street Performing(PDF, 1MB) with supporting documentation.

Applications will be approved at the time of lodgement should there be no further information required.

An application form can be obtained from one of Council’s Customer Service Centres, downloaded from Council’s website here(PDF, 1MB) or by phoning 4932 9000.

For further information please contact Customer Service by emailing