Welcome to the new register

We launched the new Charitable Trust Register website on 30 September 2019.

If you’ve used this register before, you may notice some changes to the way it looks and operates. Registering and maintaining your charitable trust board can now be done online, as well as manually. To use our online services you'll need to have an online services account.

Starting a trust board

To incorporate a charitable trust board you must submit an application, along with the required documents.

A trust board can be established by individuals (trustees) or by an unincorporated society. There are different requirements for each when applying for incorporation.

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

Christmas holiday office closure

The Companies Office will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

Kua wātea ināianei te tohutō kia whakamahia e ngā rōpū Manatōpū, Kaitiaki hoki — Macrons now available for use by societies and trusts

Macrons are now available for use in our Incorporated Societies and Charitable Trusts registers, thanks to recent improvements to our register system.

Primary Register: Incorporated Societies Published:

Improvements to the Charitable Trusts Register

We’ve recently improved the Charitable Trusts Register, making it easier for you to update your details, search for information, or register a trust board.

Primary Register: Charitable Trusts Published: