Coffs Harbour Buskers and Comedy Festival

Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival is a four-day festival featuring street theatre, family shows, and children’s events in and around the city of Coffs Harbour on the Mid North Coast.

The event is a feel-good festival that has laughter and community involvement as two of its core themes, appealing to all ages and demographics.

Most shows are free to the public but as always, bring some money for the hat!

  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

    • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
      • Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
      • Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
      • A quiet space is available at the venue/ facility
    • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
      • Provide information in large print
      • Provide information in audio format (includes an audio described map of your venue, audio descs of performances and/ or displays)
      • Provide digital communication materials (hard copy information is also available on line)
      • Use easy read fonts in your signage and communication materials (Helvetica and Arial)
      • Train your staff in customer service for people with vision loss (training would incorporate way finding and communicating with people with vision loss)
      • Have an appropriate area for toileting an assistance dog
      • Have Exit signs which are visible at a ground level (high level signs are difficult to see in a fire)
    • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
      • Train your staff in communicating with people who are deaf or have hearing loss
      • Have visual alerts for emergencies (Include flashing light)
      • Have a low noise reception areas with hearing loss friendly acoustics and adequate lighting for viewing facial expressions (includes common areas which are free of background noise, background music)
    • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
      • Have grab rails in the bathroom
      • Provide seating in common areas including reception area
    • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
      • Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
      • Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
      • Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
      • Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
      • Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
      • Have step free access to the conference or function room
      • Have accessible seating areas in theatrette
    • Provides general access facilities and services for people with access needs.
      • Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
      • Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
      • Accept the Companion Card
      • Train your staff in disability awareness
      • Have accessibility information and photos, including of a bathroom, room and/or floor plan on your website (can be emailed on request)