The Australian National Busking Championships™ is an Australia-wide network of busking festivals.

The ANBC celebrates the rich diversity of Australian Music & Street Performance Culture. It was first held in Cooma in 2012, and is now held in 8 locations around the country, culminating in the national finals in Cooma each year where the winner of the grand final is given the title of Australian National Busking Champion along with substantial prize monies.

In previous years, the finals were held on the same day after the Cooma regional event, however in 2022 we have decided to separate the two events. With so many regional competitions producing finalists for the national competition, the national final has grown so much that a seperate event was needed and will be held on 26th November in Cooma

To register for the Cooma regional competition on the 9th April 2022, please click here and complete the online registration process.

Mission Statement

  1. To enrich communities culturally and economically around Australia by staging regional busking competitions as part of a national network.

  2. To provide a stage for community-based music groups and individual performing artists to present street performance to larger public audiences.

  3. To encourage, mentor, promote and develop career pathways for emerging musicians and performing artists of all ages and all music genres.

  4. To establish an annual music and busking festival in Cooma NSW that is of major national significance.

ANBC Past Title Holders

2020 Australian National Busking Champion

Stitch Duo

Winners-ANBC-Cooma-2020

2019 Australian National Busking Champion

The Inadequates

Winners-ANBC-Cooma-2019

2018 Australian National Busking Champion

Haystack Mountain Hermits

Winners-ANBC-Cooma-2018

2017 Australian National Busking Champion

Geoffrey Williams

Winners-ANBC-Cooma-2017

2016 Australian National Busking Champion

Mat Brooker

Winners-ANBC-Cooma-2016

2015 Australian National Busking Champions

The String Family

Winners-ANBC-Cooma-2015

2014 Australian National Busking Champion

Guy Lilleyman

Winners-ANBC-Cooma-2014

2013 Australian National Busking Champion

Guy Lilleyman

Winners-ANBC-Cooma-2013

2012 Australian National Busking Champion

Mike Martin

Winners-ANBC-Cooma-2012

Some photos from past competitions – click to scroll through

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