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

Update — Government plans new charging model for Companies Office registers

The Companies (Levies) Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament on 2 June 2022. It is now being considered by the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

Dissolution notice — Charitable trust boards

Notice of dissolution of 14 charitable trust boards.

Primary Register: Charitable Trusts Published:

Upcoming law changes for societies will impact some trust boards

In April 2022, the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 was passed. The new Act will have impacts for some charitable trust boards.

Primary Register: Charitable Trusts Published: