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Permit for Filming Application

To film in most Dunedin locations, you need a permit. To apply, fill out this form.

To film in most Dunedin locations, you need a permit. To apply, fill out the form below. We will respond to your application within 48 hours.

If you need more information on required permits, costs and what to expect call us at 03 477 4000 and ask for Antony Deaker.

In order to process your permit, you will need to have:

  • Public liability insurance
  • Health & safety policy / manual
  • Risk assessment for each location.

About this online form: You can start this application form now and finish it later and you can do this as many times as you need to.

Tell us your email address in the Contact information section. When you use the 'Save Progress and Exit' button, we will save your application and send you an email to this email address. Please do not use any formatting in the field - enter only the email address. There will be a link and password in the email we send you. Please use the link to go back to the form and finish it. Retain this email so you can save and return to the form as required.

  • Contact  information

    (please enter a valid email address - name@domain, name.name@domain (eg name@name.co.nz, name.name@name.org etc)
    Postcode Finder (new window)
    (please provide name if not the location manager)

  • Dates &  times

    Location dates and times

    Arrival at location *(required)
    Depart location *(required) (what date and time will you be finished at the location)

    Filming dates and times

    Start of filming *(required)
    Finish filming *(required)

    Any additional filming dates and time

    Alternate filming dates - start
    Alternate filming dates - finish
    Alternate filming dates - start
    Alternate filming dates - finish
    Alternate filming dates - start
    Alternate filming dates - finish
    (this is the number of days you will be invoiced for)
    (if you have a complex film schedule you can attach a document with the schedule)
    (Files may only be of .doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg or .pdf type and no larger than 3MB in file size.)

  • Production details

    Type of Production *(required)

    (eg. a 60 minute documentary about mountain biking to be screened in New Zealand in January.)
    (Files may only be of .doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg or .pdf type and no larger than 5MB in file size.)
    (You may attach a supporting file. Files may only be of .doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg or .pdf type and no larger than 5MB in file size.)
    (eg. actor walking down street talking on cell phone)

  • Access & equipment

    (eg. whether any Council gates or other structures need to be opened)
    (eg. whether any public toilets or other public facilities need to be used)
    (number and type of vehicles and parking arrangements for all vehicles at the location. Please provide a map)
    (please provide a map of the parking requirements.)
    (Files may only be of .doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg or .pdf type and no larger than 5MB in file size.)

    Details of equipment *(required) (please select all that apply)

    (Note: DCC requires all drone operators to hold CAA Part 102 Certification)
    (eg. marquees, scaffolding etc)
    (eg. fire, smoke, rain, wind, guns, explosions)
    (eg. animals, signage, plants)
    (provide details of any amplified sound or loud noises)
    (provide details of any proposed security)
    List of affected persons to which information will be provided to (refer to clause 23 in the Schedule 2 Rules and Conditions)

    Waterways (has the harbourmaster being contacted?)

  • Declaration & submit 

    The Council relies on the information contained in this application being complete and accurate. The Applicant must take all reasonable steps to ensure that it is complete and accurate and accepts responsibility for information in this application being so.

    (Files may only be of .doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg or .pdf type and no larger than 3MB in file size.)
    (Files may only be of .doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg or .pdf type and no larger than 3MB in file size.)

    Schedule 2 Rules and Conditions

    I have read and understood the rules and conditions of this permit and agree to abide by them *(required)
    I understand that an invoice will be payable for the total filming days *(required) (if applicable)

The on-line lodgement of this form will be treated as confirmation of your acknowledgement and acceptance of the above responsibilities and liabilities and that you have made the above representations, warranties and certification.

Granted pursuant to:

  1. a licence to occupy from Council where the land within which the Location is located is owned by Council; and/or
  2. sections 54(1)(d), 56(1)(b), 57(1), 58A(1), 60, 61(1) of the Reserves Act 1977 (as applicable) where the land within which the Location is located is a subject to the Reserves Act 1977 and Council is the administering body. The provisions of that Act in relation to the Location shall apply as it they were set out in full in this Permit.

Form submission

Using the Save Progress and Exit option does not submit an application for consideration - you must use the SUBMIT button for the application to be submitted for consideration.

When you have finished and use the SUBMIT button you will see a Thank-you page in this browser window and we will send you an email to confirm we have received the application. A copy of your application will be included in the email, please keep this email for your records. If you do not receive an email from us or have any problems sending us your application, please contact us.

If the form does not submit successfully there will be an error message shown at the top of the page.

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