Film Permit Applications

To film in most Wellington locations, you need a permit. To apply, fill out the form below. Screen Wellington will respond to your application within two working days.

Please note, Wellington is currently at alert level 1

Screen Wellington issues and facilitates film permits on behalf of councils in the Wellington region. For questions around permitting or other enquiries, please email us at [email protected] and we will work with you to make your project possible.

All Risk Assessment and Health and Safety documentation submitted for your permit must take Level 2 Covid-19 guidelines into consideration, including good hand hygiene practice, wearing masks and physical distancing. Health and Safety Plan and Risk Assessment templates can be found at Please visit ScreenSafe for all detailed safety guidelines and protocols.

In order to obtain a permit all productions must first register their production with ScreenSafe.

No filming permits in the Wellington Region will be granted without this registration and the usual Health and Safety and Risk Assessment plans signed off by the Screen Wellington team. Public liability insurance coverage is still required as well.

For more information on these requirements visit Covid-19 Health and Safety Standards for Screen Productions. For more information on Screen Wellington permit approval, view the process here.

Step 1:

Project details

Step 2:

Location details

Step 3:

Review & submit application

Step 1: Project details

Please avoid using digit group separators (",") when filling out this field.