Kia ora, welcome to Film Whanganui FilmApp

Kia ora, welcome to Film Whanganui FilmApp

Applying for a Film Permit:
Whether you’re filming a major blockbuster or a student project, you need a permit to film in all public places. This includes footpaths, roads, reserves, parks and beaches. Permits to film in Whanganui are now applied for through FilmApp, a simple and effective international film permitting platform.

To apply to film in Whanganui, you will need to register both yourself and the production, even if you’ve used FilmApp in other cities.

To make your application you’ll need details of your Public Liability insurance coverage, a Health & Safety Policy and a Risk Register for each location.

Film Whanganui
Film Whanganui issues and facilitates film permits on behalf of the Whanganui District Council. We also support productions to access local crew, locations, and other industry support. To get in touch contact Film Whanganui manager Emma Bugden on

Do I need a permit to film on private land?
You don’t need a Film Whanganui permit to film on private land, but we still like to hear from you. Contact us on to tell us about your shoot and see how we might help.
When filming on private land you’ll need permission from the land owner. You should also consult with surrounding businesss and residents to ensure your shoot won’t impact on day-to-day activities in the area.