If you’ve got your production details ready, apply here, or find out more about filming permits in Auckland.
Apply for your film permit
You can apply here for a permit to film in Auckland public places; before starting your online application, please ensure you have the required information:
- planned location(s)
- planned filming dates
- shoot information, including equipment you’ll use
- production details
- supporting information, such as traffic management or consultation plans.
- Public liability insurance
A film permit is required for areas such as footpaths, roads, parks, beaches and other public amenities.
Not all shoots need a permit
The size, impact and location of your shoot will determine whether you need a permit. Contact us if you intend to film in any public space and we can discuss whether you require a permit.
How long do permits take to get?
The time it takes to approve your permit depends on the scale of your production.
For a small shoot, we need at least three working days to process a permit. If your shoot is larger and involves road closures or changes to usual public parking, allow at least 10 working days for us to notify the public and issue your permit.
Please note, consultation regarding some public spaces requires longer timeframes – up to 20 working days. Examples include parks situated over closed landfill, regional parks or the Tūpuna Maunga (volcanic cones).
Information for students
Planning a shoot for a school or university assignment? If your equipment is hand-held only, the crew is small (fewer than nine) and you won’t impede public access, you probably won’t need a film permit. However, if you plan to film on roads or other public places, it’s best if you contact us beforehand.
How do I get a fee waiver?
We assess permit fees on a case-by-case basis. If your project is not-for-profit, charity or community based, then talk to us for advice.
Filming on private property
Even if you’re filming on private property or residences, your shoot may require parking permits from Auckland Transport. You’ll need to apply online at least two weeks before any planned filming.
The size and impact of your production will determine how much your filming fees will be.