Filming in Hamilton

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Events, festivals and filming even on a small scale help bring an energy and vibrancy to Hamilton streets and public spaces and we welcome these activities in our city.

If you wish to film in public spaces within Hamilton, please complete the Filming Application Form below and one of our friendly staff will contact you to discuss your proposal. 

The areas marked * are mandatory and if they do not relate to your film or event, please type N/A.  If you are  wanting to hold an event in Hamilton please refer to Organising an Event​.

Please be aware that the organiser needs to ensure that all participants comply with all laws, regulations and bylaws at all times during the activity and that all participants comply immediately with any instructions issued by the NZ Police or Hamilton City Council officers in the execution of their duties.

When filming any scenes that include depictions of illegal activities, battle scenes, special effects like explosions, crowd scenes or other activities that might cause concern by members of the public Hamilton Police need to be consulted. Please note under section 13 of the Arms Act, the law provides clear guidelines for the use of theatrical use of weapons. Read important information on filming in Hamilton.

Filming Application and Permission Form​

Only enter if applying for filming permission.
Only enter if applying for filming permission.
Only enter if applying for filming permission.
Only enter if applying for filming permission.
For both film and event permission
If you are intending on using a drone for filming, have you (a) read and understood your obligations under Civil Aviation Authority rules, and (b) contacted the control tower at Hamilton Airport, in advance, to discuss your planned drone use and location?
What permissions do you think you require?(optional)
For both film and event permission.
I have read, understand and will comply with the Information on filming in Hamilton
Page reviewed: 14 Mar 2017 8:20am