Australian National Busking Championships

Saturday 26 February 2022


2022 South East Qld Finals

See you in Stanthorpe 26 February 2022

CASH PRIZES UP FOR GRABS! Plus winners from the Open (Adult) and Senior Section go on to compete in the Australian National Busking Championships™ in Cooma later in the year.

Australian National Busking Championships

The Next annual Australian National Busking Championships in Stanthorpe will be Saturday 6 March 2021!

Last year we had a record number of entrants and our biggest busking crowds yet.  Come along for some fantastic entertainment and if you’re fortunate enough to be blessed with talent be sure to come and perform.


We've got a great track record!  In our six years of participating in ANBC, the Stanthorpe regional finals have produced 4 national winners, Mat Brooker, Felicity Kircher, Haystack Mountain Hermits and the Inadequates  -  now that’s a good achievement and a good reason to be at Busking@Stanthorpe!

2020 Winners: Nine Year Sister
2020 Winners: Nine Year Sister

How Does It Work?


  • Anyone can be a busker - beginners to professionals
  • Over $.... in prize money TBA
  • There are many different categories you can compete in
  • Buskers who participated last year are welcome to come again
  • Singers, groups, musicians and instrumentalists of any genre and non-musical street entertainers welcome
  • All cash tips buskers make on the day are theirs to keep
  • You can perform as many 1/2 hour sets as you like (pending number of buskers and stations). Most buskers perform 2-4 sessions
  • Sell your CDs and merchandise.
  • Winners of the Secondary and Open categories will automatically qualify to compete in the National Finals in Cooma NSW
  • Register early but no later than TBC 2022 ($TBC entry fee for individuals, $TBC for duos and $TBC for groups of 3 people or more)


  • Buskers will play throughout the day in Stanthorpe’s main street (from 9 am - 2:30pm), in half-hour sessions
  • Spectators can purchase "Busking Tokens" for $1 each & give them to the Buskers they like the most. The busker with the most Busking Tokens wins the People's Choice Award.
  • Finalists perform at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre at a concert from 2.45pm (entry by gold coin donation)


NOTE: Below prize money relates to our last event in 2021. Please stay tuned for announcements for 2022 prize money

Open (Adult) Section

  • $1,000 - Open Champion
  • $300 - Second Place
  • $200 - Third Place

Senior Section (for high school age students)

  • $500 - Winner
  • $200 - Second Place
  • $100 - Third Place

Primary Section (for primary school age students)

  • $300 - Winner
  • $200 - Second Place
  • $100 - Third Place

Best Band Award (for bands/groups of 3 or more)

  • $500 – Winner

People’s Choice Award

  • $700 - Winner
  • $200 - Second Place
  • $100 - Third Place


  • $200 Each

Contact Us

PO Box 338 Stanthorpe QLD 4380
Phone: 0427 670 150

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