Film permit applications

To film in most public locations in the Wellington Region, you need a permit - no matter how small your crew is or if you are a student

Screen Wellington issues and facilitates film permits on behalf of all councils in the Wellington region. This includes Wellington City, Porirua, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, Kāpiti and the Wairarapa.

As soon as you know where and when you want to film, log in to FilmApp and apply:

Apply for a film permit

COVID-19 Health & Safety

Wellington is currently at Alert Level 1. Find out more about COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards for Screen Productions.

Public Liability Insurance

To get permission to film in public spaces, all productions (international and domestic) need to show proof of Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers the legal responsibilities of your production if your activities cause injury to a third party or damage to property.

If you're a student your school or university will generally have public liability insurance that covers you and your production. You'll need to provide a copy of their certificate for your permit.

Find out more

For permitting or general questions, email us at [email protected] and we will work with you to make your project possible.