CCTV camera on a lamp post on the corner of Cuba and Manners streets
Wellington is one of the safest cities on Earth, and Wellington City Council supports that by pro-actively monitoring our urban public spaces through our closed-circuit television network, Camerabase. This 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
Our highly-trained Camerabase staff keep their eyes peeled 24/7 for any incidents or situations arising where people may be at risk, and work with Police, outreach services and other partners to ensure a speedy and appropriate response. This also provides us and outreach agencies with the crucial information we need to help us address social issues such as homelessness, rough sleeping and begging.
What kind of data is collected
All monitoring and use of footage is carried out in accordance with the Privacy Act. Anonymised data is collected to assist with immediate responses and to help with evidence-based planning to improve safety and wellbeing.
How can I request footage or information?
For privacy reasons, we can not release camera footage directly to the public. If you have lodged a complaint or incident with the Police, they can request footage from Wellington City Council.
You have a right under the Privacy Act 1993 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, 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'.
View a 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 Courtenay Place and Cambridge Terrace
- Intersection of Courtenay Place and Taranaki Street
- Intersection of Courtenay Place and Tory Street
- Intersection of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street
- Kake Tonu Walkway (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
- Intersection of Bunny and Featherston Streets
- Intersection of Bunny Street and Waterloo Quay
- The Parade, Island Bay
- Bay Road, Kilbirnie
- Intersection of Riddiford and Constable Street
- Riddiford Road by Newtown McDonalds
- Intersection of Bay Road and Coutts Street, Kilbirnie