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.

Apply for a permit

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, the Kāpiti Coast, 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

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.

Health and Safety

No matter if you’re working on a short film or a blockbuster movie, a part of the camera team or production, film and television sets can be fast-paced and demanding environments where health and safety measures are required to maintain the general wellbeing of all of cast and crew.

Be sure to check out ScreenSafe's Guidelines, Health and Safety Plan and Risk Assessment templates to ensure best practices on and off set.

Find out more

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