Law changes affect some trust boards

From 5 October 2023 groups no longer have the option of incorporating as a society-based charitable trust board under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. But groups with a charitable purpose are able to apply to be incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022.

If you’re already registered as a society-based charitable trust board, you have the option to reregister as an incorporated society under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022.

Starting a trust board

A trust board can be established by individuals (trustees). To incorporate a charitable trust board you must submit an application, along with the required documents.

Keeping details up to date

Once you've registered your charitable trust board, you're required by law to keep certain information about it up to date.

This includes your addresses, your board’s name, and any changes to the trust or the trust board’s rules.

News and notices

Dissolution notice — Charitable trust boards

Notice of dissolution of 35 charitable trust boards.

Primary Register: Charitable Trusts Published:

New fees and levies are coming for Companies Office registers

The Companies (Levies) Amendment Act 2022 was passed on 28 November 2022 and is the first step in a new fees and levies regime for Companies Office registers.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

Government plans new charging model for Companies Office registers

The Government introduced the Companies (Levies) Amendment Bill to Parliament on 2 June 2022.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published: