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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland


Water restrictions lifted - Water restrictions in Auckland have been removed from 23 October 2021. Learn more

Te whakatopa UAV mō te tango whakaahua

Check if you need a permit to use a UAV for filming purposes

​UAV use in commercial filming

You need a permit to fly UAVs over public space or maunga for commercial filming purposes, such as:

  • film and television productions, including documentaries, TV shows and music videos
  • commercials
  • videos for the web
  • student films.

You need to get a permit for this.

For more information and costs, contact Screen Auckland.

UAV use for personal and non-commercial filming

You do not need a permit to film for personal and non-commercial use, such as:

  • wedding videos
  • birthday parties
  • building inspections.

Real estate companies have to make sure that drones used for filming should take off and land on private property.