Information on how to gain permission to film across Liverpool City Region

Each location featured within the Liverpool Broadcast Guide will include specific information regarding contact details and permissions required, however all media planning to film in the city should register via Liverpool Film Office.

Liverpool Film Office operates a UK industry standard film permit system to make applying for filming permissions quick and easy for filmmakers. On your first visit you will be asked to create an account, and once registered you can add and amend applications in advance of filming.

Visiting media will be required to submit a new permit request for each filming location and time they wish to broadcast from whilst in the Liverpool City Region. No blanket permits are available.

We require all broadcasters to carry a minimum cover of £5million Public Liability Insurance. A copy of the insurance certificate must be uploaded when applying for a filming permit.

The Liverpool Film Office will aim to approve requests within 24 hours for all Eurovision Song Contest accredited media. Non-accredited media should expect approval to take up to two weeks.

Permit applications are reviewed on a location-by-location basis and broken down into low impact or general filming categories. We anticipate that most permit requests during Eurovision will fall into the low impact filming category.

Low impact filming refers to broadcasts featuring a crew of 10 or less that will have a limited impact on the area and that do not include any of the following:

  • Use of UAVs/drones
  • Use of camera track
  • Use of camera dollies
  • Use of any type of plant equipment (cranes, cherry pickers etc) 
  • Use of a generator
  • Use of animals
  • The erecting of scaffolding or any type of temporary structure
  • Filming between the hours of 23:00 and 07:00

Low impact filming will usually consist of unobtrusive technical crew and contributors using portable/hand-held cameras and basic sound and tripod equipment.

Drone filming

To enquire about drone filming when in the city, media should contact Merseyside Police in advance of arrival at This will require five working days’ notice prior to filming. Please be aware on Eurovision event days, the flying of drones near event sites is likely to be prohibited.


All visiting media who wish to broadcast from Liverpool City Region should ensure they have the appropriate and required licence(s) in place for operating wireless equipment within the UK. More information can be found on the ofcom website.