Media & filming

Media guidelines

We're more than happy to facilitate your visit to Wellington International Airport and can advise you on any requirements you might need. As we host a number organisations everyday, you need to get permission before entering the airport.

If you're filming an airline, agency brand, or employee you have to call their media contact and advise them of your presence. When contacting us, let us know the intended time and purpose of your visit.

Please fill out the Filming Request Form below and email it to us on

Filming charges

We regularly host filming at the Wellington International Airport. We've hosted everything from American car commercials, car and helicopter chases on the runway, to episodes of television series and even a mini-series.

Our friendly Airport Managers will do their best to ensure you've got all the help you need in making the appropriate arrangements.

Rates depend on the size of the project. For more information please contact us on

Filming Request Form

Drones and UAV

Flying is always about safety first and that includes drones. In New Zealand, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) determine the rules that apply to unmanned aircraft and drones. All drone operators must follow New Zealand Civil Aviation rules to keep people and property safe.

It’s dangerous to fly drones anywhere other aircraft are operating, so the Civil Aviation Authority rules state that drones aren't allowed to fly within 4km of an airport or helipad. There may also be controlled or special use airspace which extends beyond the 4km limit. To see a map of these no-fly zones, or to apply for a clearance to fly your drone within controlled airspace, go to

If you breach New Zealand Civil Aviation Rules while flying your drone you could face disciplinary action including prosecution.

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