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Page 1 - Production and contact details

Apply for a film permit

If your activity does not fit the criteria for filming without a permit, please complete this application for approval to film in areas such as footpaths, roads, parks and outdoor public spaces.


Production company

Location manager

Production manager


Contact person for day of filming

Page 2 - Filming details


Location address and filming dates

Vehicles and parking

How many of each of the below vehicles will be involved in this shoot?

Drones and remotely piloted aircraft

If you are planning to fly a remotely piloted aircraft system (drone/UAV):

Drones and remotely piloted aircraft permission request

Page 3 - Traffic and environment

Traffic management and road closures

Traffic management plan
If you are impacting or restricting the normal use of the road or footpath or closing the road, a traffic management plan must be submitted within the timeframes dependent on the level of impact of the filming.

Leaving the location in an immaculate condition

Page 4 - Facilities





Page 5 - Sound and effects

Amplified sound

Includes the use of hand held sound equipment.

The organiser is responsible for contacting Environmental Services, Noise Control on 03 941 8823 for guidelines and information on the use of sound equipment at least two weeks prior to the event. Some noise activity may require resource consent, which can take several weeks to obtain.

Special effects

Includes animals, fireworks, smoke, noise etc.

Marquees and temporary structures 

A building exemption is required for a marquee over 100 square meters, and a build consent may be required for other temporary structures. 

Page 6 - Insurance

Public liability insurance

Proof of your public liability insurance is required.

Page 7 - Terms of use

Health and Safety Plan

Film crews are required to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015. 

Under this legislation, you must ensure so far as reasonably practical that people are not exposed to risks arising from the operation and any place where employees and self-employed persons work is safe. 

Proactive attention by the film crew may be achieved by a process of identification, assessment and control of safety risks. In some circumstances, there may be several parties who owe a concurrent duty of care. 

It is important that safety is comprehensively managed and communicated by and between all relevant duty holders. 

Upon application, your health and safety plan will be submitted to the Health and Safety Advisor to process. The Health and Safety Advisor will notify you or any further requirements for your production. 

Privacy Act 1993

The information collected will be used to ensure the effective processing of your application.

It may, therefore, be distributed to other Christchurch City Council departments, external agencies and for public notification as required. 

Regulatory Licences

The organiser is responsible for obtaining all appropriate licences before approval for your production can be given. 

The organiser is responsible for obtaining all appropriate licences for production elements such as marquees, stages, scaffolding, temporary structures, dangerous goods, food vendors, amusement devices, signage, fireworks and other activities before approval for your production can be given.


The organiser will incur costs such as facility fees and other Christchurch City Council charges. 

The organiser will be responsible for the cost of barricades, signage, cones and other items that the production requires. 

The organiser may be asked to provide a bond that will be refundable on fulfilment of council requirements. 

Conditions of use

Organisers must comply with the conditions for the use of Christchurch City Council parks, streets, squares and facilities.  A set of conditions will be attached to your letter of approval.

Any changes or additions to these conditions are at the discretion of Christchurch City Council.


By submitting this permit application I confirm all information is correct.  If any details relating to this permit application are altered after submitting I will advise the Christchurch City Council as soon as possible.