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Vanuatu National Film and Audio Department

All foreign film and audio productions in Vanuatu must apply for and receive a Production Permit issued by the Vanuatu Cultural Centre's National Film and Audio Department prior to commencing any production. Please visit the Vanuatu Cultural Centre's website for more information and to apply for a permit.

Drone permits & support

All drones and flying cameras flown in Vanuatu by any visitor or resident—whether amateur or professional—must be registered with the Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu (CAAV), as the governing authority to regulate any remotely controlled flying device. 

Upon review of the application, CAAV will issue a valid permit to fly, prior to use. 

Some flying restrictions apply above residential areas, villages, cultural sites and within 4km of airports, airstrips and helipads.

Please note for drone operations approval, provide the following;

    1. A formal request letter addressed to Director CAAV , Mrs. Grace Naparau at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   indicating your intention to fly the drone and

    2. Flight Plan,

    3. Location (Google Map),

  • Coordinates,

  • Specific date and time,

  1. Height and Radius,

  2. RPAS license (if applicable)

  3. and a Copy of the current ID of the person (i.e passport) who will operate the drone.

The processing time frame of a drone operation approval by CAAV, is 5 business days.

Wedding Photography

When it comes to wedding photography it really can be a case of ‘how long is a piece of film?’ It really depends on whether a couple just wants to ‘capture the moment’ or have posed, framed memories to hang on the wall.

Naturally, to have artistic photos in a variety of locations will cost more than just photos of the wedding ceremony – and this may cost as little as nothing at some resorts if you just hand your camera to one of the staff attending.

Professional photography starts around US$750. In many cases, it will be best to meet your chosen photographer and go through the options together a couple of days prior to the ceremony.

We can put you in direct contact with Vanuatu’s best wedding photographers—please have a look at these options on our wedding page.