Information for Buskers and Musicians

At Perth Makers Market we love having live musicians and have three separate locations at the market where we have buskers throughout the day. We particularly like to foster school students who are interested in making music their career.

If you are interested in busking with us please get in touch via our Contact Us form.


Upcoming Markets

Market Date Market Hours Location Application Closing Date
15 Dec 2019 9:30AM — 3:30PM Heathcote Cultural Precinct Closed
28 Dec 2019 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 27 Dec 2019
04 Jan 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 03 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 10 Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 17 Jan 2020
25 Jan 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 24 Jan 2020
01 Feb 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 24 Jan 2020
08 Feb 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 07 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 14 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 21 Feb 2020
23 Feb 2020 9:30AM — 3:30PM Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross Closed
29 Feb 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 28 Feb 2020
07 Mar 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 06 Mar 2020
13 Mar 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Yagan Square 27 Dec 2019
14 Mar 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 13 Mar 2020
21 Mar 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 20 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Indian Ocean Hotel 27 Mar 2020
05 Apr 2020 9:30AM — 3:30PM Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross 20 Dec 2019
18 Apr 2020 10:00AM — 4:00PM Perth Cultural Centre 07 Feb 2020
18 Apr 2020 10:00AM — 4:00PM Yagan Square 17 Jan 2020
08 May 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Yagan Square 21 Feb 2020
17 May 2020 9:30AM — 3:30PM Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross 17 Jan 2020
06 Jun 2020 10:00AM — 4:00PM Yagan Square 13 Mar 2020
21 Aug 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Yagan Square 22 May 2020
12 Sep 2020 10:00AM — 4:00PM Yagan Square 19 Jun 2020
20 Sep 2020 9:30AM — 3:30PM Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross 05 Jun 2020
17 Oct 2020 10:00AM — 4:00PM Yagan Square 17 Jul 2020
01 Nov 2020 9:30AM — 3:30PM Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross 24 Jul 2020
13 Nov 2020 4:00PM — 9:00PM Yagan Square 31 Jul 2020
05 Dec 2020 10:00AM — 4:00PM Yagan Square 28 Aug 2020
13 Dec 2020 9:30AM — 3:30PM Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Applecross 21 Aug 2020

FAQs for Buskers

1. Is there shade provided?

Yes, we have a gazebo set up for you to busk under.

2. Is there access to power for me to use?

Unfortunately due to the age of the site there is no access to power. If you require use of an amp you must be able to operate without power.

3. Is there a retainer paid to musicians?

No, we are not able to pay a retainer to musicians unfortunately. All money that you raise during your busking is yours to keep and we are happy for you to advertise your music or sell CDs.

4. Can I just turn up on the day to busk?

No, you must register your interest with us and we put together set times for you to busk in specific locations. This is so there is no overlap of music at the market and you are not playing in competition with other buskers.