Welcome to the new register

We launched the new Incorporated Society 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 society can now be done online, as well as manually. To use our online services you’ll need an online services account.

Starting a society

To incorporate a society you must submit an application, along with the required documents, and pay a registration fee.

Before you can apply, however, there are a few things you’ll need to have already done.

Filing your annual financial statements

You must file annual financial statements with us, unless your incorporated society is registered with Charities Services.

There are two ways to file your annual financial statements. Which options you can use to file your annual financial statements will depend on when they are due.

Running your society

Once you've registered your incorporated society, you’re required by law to keep certain information about it up to date. This includes the society's addresses, name, and the rules by which it operates.

Societies must comply with their rules and also need to meet other legal obligations.

News and notices

Need help drafting your society’s rules?

For those looking to draft a constitution or ‘set of rules’ for an incorporated society, we’ve created the Constitution Builder, a new do-it-yourself online tool.

Primary Register: Incorporated Societies 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.

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Improvements to Incorporated Societies Register

We’ve recently improved the Incorporated Societies Register, making it easier for you to update your details, search for information, or register a society.

Primary Register: Incorporated Societies Published:

Incorporated Societies Bill closer to introduction

The Government has agreed to update legislation that applies to the more than 23,000 incorporated societies that operate in New Zealand.

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