Fees for incorporated societies

Where fees apply, and how to pay

There are fees to pay for certain transactions on the Incorporated Societies Register. You can pay in a number of ways.

Companies Office fees

All fees are in New Zealand dollars (NZD)

Service Fee
excl GST
Application to incorporate a society $88.89 $102.22
Application to restore a society to the register $177.78 $204.45

Paying fees

When you’re logged in with your online services account, a message will appear if you're performing a transaction that has a fee attached. You can select 'Pay Now' to proceed, or 'Exit' to end the transaction without payment.

If you've set up a direct debit payment option on your account, you're invoiced monthly for any fees charged to your account. You can also pay fees as you go using a credit or debit card or using internet banking.

Late fees may apply

2022 Act societies only

The Incorporated Societies Regulations 2023 (the Regulations) set out penalty fees that the Registrar is able to charge if a society files certain documents or notices late.

  • Up to 25 working days after the due date — $25
  • More than 25 working days after the due date — $100

Refer to the Regulations for full details —
Regulation 33, Incorporated Societies Regulations 2023

All help topics

Getting started on the register 7 guides

Searching the Incorporated Societies Register 2 guides

Find out how to search our registers for information about incorporated societies, and other entities

Starting an incorporated society 5 guides

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

Reregistering under the 2022 Act 6 guides

Running your incorporated society 7 guides

Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to keep your details on the register up to date, and follow the rules that apply to incorporated societies and how they are run.

Meeting your annual filing requirements 3 guides

Once you've registered your incorporated society, you'll need to file annual financial statements. Societies registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 2022 must also complete an annual return.

Ending an incorporated society 2 guides

When an incorporated society reaches the end of its 'life', it must be wound up and removed from the register. Here we outline the ways this can be done – by dissolving the society (1908 Act), removing the society from the register (2022 Act) or placing it in liquidation.

Restoring an incorporated society to the register 2 guides

An application can be made to us to have an incorporated society restored to the register, by the society itself, or by a creditor. You'll need to provide evidence to support your application.

Forms and fees 3 guides

The forms you might need to update a society's details, along with the fees that apply and ways you can pay.

Managing your online account 7 guides