Forms for incorporated societies

The forms you'll need to register a society and keep its details up to date

All the tasks required to register your incorporated society or keep its details up to date can now be done online. There is, however, one paper form you'll need to upload when incorporating a society.

You can also submit the necessary requests and documents manually (by post or email), if you prefer. The forms you'll need can be downloaded here, or on our guide pages.

Starting an incorporated society

You’ll need the following forms when starting an incorporated society. To submit your completed forms, please follow the instructions on the guide pages for each service.

Use this form when applying manually to incorporate a society (returning it to us by post).

Whether applying online or manually, you'll need to submit this form with the required signatures of members and witnesses.

Keeping incorporated society details up to date

You’ll need the following forms to keep details of your incorporated society up to date on the register. To submit your completed forms, please follow the instructions on our guide pages.

Use this form when you are changing your society's rules, or name.

Use this form to let us know when there are changes to your address and contact details.

Use this form to accompany your annual financial statements.

Use this form when you need more time to prepare your financial statements.

Use this form when applying to have an incorporated society wound up and removed from the register.

Use this form when applying to have an incorporated society restored to the register.

All help topics

Getting started on the register 6 guides

Find out about incorporated societies and the Incorporated Societies Register, and what's needed to register and maintain an incorporated society in New Zealand.

Searching the Incorporated Societies Register 2 guides

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

Starting an incorporated society 3 guides

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

Running your incorporated society 6 guides

Once you've registered your incorporated society, you'll need to maintain it by keeping your details up to date, filing annual financial statements, and meeting your other legal obligations.

Keeping society details up to date 5 guides

Once you've registered your incorporated society, you'll need to file annual financial statements and update other society details when they change.

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. There are two ways this can be done – by dissolving the society, or having it liquidated.

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

Forms you'll need to register your incorporated society and keep it up to date, along with a schedule of fees payable.

Managing your online account 6 guides