To ensure that you enjoy a successful filming experience in our city, it is important to think about what you will require, before you arrive in Christchurch.
Apply for approval to film in Christchurch
Unless your activity fits the below criteria for filming without a permit, you must apply for a filming permit.
Application assessment and approval takes approximately two weeks, but may take longer depending on the complexity of the planned activity. In the instance of a major road closure up to 84 days notice can be required.
Fees and bonds may be required to cover the cost of accommodating some filming activities. A copy of the fee schedule is supplied on the acceptance of your application to film.
Please read the Ōtautahi-Christchurch screen protocols 2020 [PDF, 600KB] before you apply.