Parks research and collection permits

You need to get the Council's permission to conduct research and/or collect material in Wellington City parks and reserves.

A park bench in front of a forest in the daytime.

How it works

You need to get the Council's permission to conduct research and/or collect material in Wellington City parks and reserves. This is because some collection and research activities have the potential to negatively affect natural resources or interfere with other park users.

How to apply

Research

If you are working to answer a research question and need to survey, collect, experiment or otherwise occupy the parks and reserves for the purpose of research, please fill in the research permit application form.

Email the completed application to: urbanecology@wcc.govt.nz

Collection

If you are collecting material for any purpose such as weaving, plant propagation, or traditional and cultural purposes, please fill in the collection permit application form.

For applications related to Otari-Wilton’s Bush or the Botanic Garden, email your completed application to: otari@wcc.govt.nz

For all other applications email: nativeplants@wcc.govt.nz