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

Insolvency relief for businesses impacted by COVID-19

The Government will be introducing legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help businesses facing insolvency due to COVID-19 to remain viable, with the aim of keeping New Zealanders in jobs.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

COVID-19 Update

The Companies Office is prioritising the health and well-being of our people and our customers in response to the latest developments of COVID-19.

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: