Apply for your film permit

Please use the application form below to apply for permission to film in Auckland public places. A permit is required for areas such as footpaths, roads, parks, beaches and other public amenities.

Before you start, please make sure you have the following information:

  • Planned location(s)
  • Planned filming dates
  • Shoot information, including equipment to be used
  • Production details
  • Supporting information such as traffic management plans or consultation plans.


Notice required

A minimum of three working days’ notice is required for processing permits for small shoots. Larger shoots that involve road closures and/or changes to usual public parking will require public notification, and those permits will take a minimum of 10 working days to issue.

Some shoots may not need a permit

If your shoot meets the following criteria you will probably not need a permit:

  • A small crew (fewer than nine people)
  • Will only use hand-held equipment
  • No interference with public access.

However, we recommend you speak to a Screen Auckland film facilitator or complete the enquiry form below.