CCTV camera on a lamp post on the corner of Cuba and Manners streets
The CCTV surveillance system is a Council-led initiative and is strongly supported through our partnership with the Wellington Central Police.
What the city safety CCTV cameras are used for
Our use of CCTV cameras aims to make Wellington a safe city through activities that target and prevent crime and public disorder, ensure efficient responses, and increase public safety. The CCTV system also makes it possible for us to gather information on non-police issues such as rough sleeping.
Who monitors the city safety CCTV cameras
The footage is monitored by Camera Base volunteers seven days a week at Wellington Central Police station. The camera base is equipped with multiple large screens that allow cameras to be viewed simultaneously. The volunteers act as a liaison between NZ Police and our Local Hosts.
Accessing city safety CCTV camera footage
For privacy purposes, we do not release camera footage directly to the public. If you would like to obtain footage from any of the city safety cameras, you can lodge a complaint or incident with Police, who will then request footage from Wellington City Council directly.
Data that is recorded and who it is shared with
The volunteers at the camera base record data about the incidents and situations they observe. This information is used to help make evidence-based decisions within Council for the purposes of city safety and urban design.
The information collected may include personal information, for example, a description of someone suspected to be involved in criminal activity. We collect this kind of personal information for the purposes of crime prevention, criminal evidence and personal wellbeing. We may share this information with our staff and - where appropriate - with NZ Police.
Monitoring and use of images are carried out in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 and Wellington City Council CCTV Guidelines (729KB PDF).
You have a right to access any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. For more information about privacy, see: Dealing with the Council - Privacy Statement
All cameras are marked with a sign that says 'Crime prevention and safety cameras are operating in this area'.
Check out the interactive map of CCTV Camera locations in Wellington.
Locations where City Safety CCTV cameras are installed
The cameras are fixed in elevated positions at the following locations:
- Corner of Cuba and Dixon streets
- Corner of Cuba and Ghuznee streets
- Corner of Cuba and Manners streets
- Corner of Cuba and Vivian streets
- Corner of Cuba and Wakefield streets
- Corner of Victoria and Manners streets
- Corner of Wakefield and Blair streets
- Intersection of Boulcott and Willis streets
- Intersection of Cuba Mall and Left Bank
- Intersection of Courtenay Place and Allen Street
- Intersection of Courtenay Place and Blair Street
- Intersection of Courteney Place and Cambridge Terrace (from 13 December 2018)
- Intersection of Courtenay Place and Taranaki Street
- Intersection of Courtenay Place and Tory Street
- Kake Tonu (formerly known as Boyd Wilson Alley)
- Mount Victoria Carpark and lookout
- Opera House Lane
- Outside Reading Cinemas on Courtenay Place
- Te Aro park
- Waitangi Park
- Waterfront at Shed 1 - on the north wall of the building
- Waterfront at Shed 6 - one camera on the north wall and one on the south wall of the building