The refreshed Auckland Film Protocol was adopted by Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee on 10 September 2019 (Resolution no ENV/2019/152). 

Council’s Auckland Film Protocol brings together key information from legislation and Council policy, plans and bylaws that apply when filming in public open space across Auckland.

The protocol makes a policy commitment to Auckland being film-friendly – but signals that filming is a controlled activity and that the potential negative impacts of filming on Auckland, and Auckland communities, must be considered.

The refreshed protocol was adopted in 2019 following a review and widespread consultation to ensure the content is up-to-date and identifies and addresses emerging trends, issues and opportunities.

 The Auckland Film Protocol sets out:
•    Council’s commitment to enabling filming in Auckland and expectations of how filmmakers will operate/behave when filming in the region
•    information for filmmakers about the policies, plans and rules that apply when filming in public open spaces across Auckland
•    an overview of the process of applying for a permit to film in public open spaces – a process that is administered by Council’s regional film office, Screen Auckland.