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

Scheduled outage for end of daylight saving — Sunday 2 April

Due to the time change for the end of daylight saving, online services for our registers will be unavailable from 1.55am NZDT Sunday 2 April 2023 for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Primary Register: Companies Office Published:

Dissolution notice — Charitable trust boards

Notice of dissolution of 7 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: