Filming request form

Commercial filming or photography agreement

Any production company wanting to film/photograph for commercial purposes at Auckland Airport must sign an agreement with Auckland Airport. This must carry full public liability insurance of $1 million for shooting before security and $20 million for after security.

Crew information is to be provided at least one week in advance of filming. All crew and cast will need to carry photo ID (driver's licence or passport) when filming.

Details for crew members (particularly for filming airside or after security), include:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Home address
  • Contact phone number
  • Driver's licence or passport number

Filming charges

Depending on the scale of your production you will be charged a management fee and a location fee to film/photograph at the airport

The minimum unit is a half-day (5 hours). Charges cover costs such as sole use of a location, safety officers, security escorts, use of vehicles, administration, facilitation and production management.

Where a location fee is minimal, Auckland Airport will be looking for some mutual benefit.

The fee structure is at the discretion of Auckland Airport, and may be altered on a project basis, depending on complexity or nature of work. After security (airside) filming will be charged at a higher rate than before security (landside) filming. The production company will need to reimburse Auckland Airport for any other costs incurred by the airport as a result of filming or photography taking place.

Applying to film/photograph at the airport

Please complete the online form if you wish to make a request to film at the airport.

Permission must be sought a minimum of 10 working days prior to shoot date for a smaller production of under a day.

Longer or more complex productions will require 3 - 4 weeks’ notice.

Please complete all of the fields below:

Please provide the name of who we should contact
if applicable
Please enter a contact business and cell phone number
Please enter a contact email address
eg. TVC, Documentary, TV series, Film, Photography, Promotional material etc.
Please list all locations at Auckland Airport that you would like to film - which terminal, before or after security, inside, outside?
If you do not have a set date yet please give an indication of when you are wanting to film and state that it is just an indication - also if you are wanting to film for multiple days please advise
If you do not have a set date yet please give an indication of when you are wanting to film and state that it is just an indication - also if you are wanting to film for multiple days please advise
i.e. Director / cameraman / sound tech / lighting tech / 3 x talent etc
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If you are a news media crew wanting to film at Auckland Airport, please contact the Communications Team on +64 (0)27 406 3024.