Welcome to the new register

The new Incorporated Societies Register website was launched on 30 September 2019

If you’ve used this register before, you may notice some changes to the way it looks and operates.

What’s changed…

To use our online services you now need a RealMe® login, and an online services account with the Companies Office.

You’ll also need to confirm that you have the authority to manage your incorporated society's information on the register. This is a simple one-off process.

If you have a ‘registry key’ already, this will provide instant confirmation. If not, there are a number of other ways to do confirm your authority.

What hasn’t changed...

All the information that ‘lived’ on the old system has been moved over to the new register. This includes all your filed documents and contact details.

A printable PDF guide ‘Getting started on the Incorporated Societies Register’ is available. You may wish to have this handy when setting up your online services account.

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 4 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 7 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.

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.