Access & permits

Access and permits for Wellington's reserves.


Dogs are welcome on the Town Belt, but must be kept on leads. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.

Vehicle access

You can't drive off-road on the Town Belt and reserves. However, in some instances the Council grants licences for temporary vehicle access for specific purposes.

Vehicle Access Application Form (48KB PDF)

Parks collection and research permit

You need to get the Council's permission to collect material from parks and reserves. This is because some forms of research could badly affect natural resources or conflict with other users of the area.

To apply for a collection or research permit, use this form:

Collection and Research Permit Application (113KB PDF) | Text version (660KB Doc)

Email the completed form to

Biodiversity Coordinator
Parks & Gardens
PO Box 2199