The Companies Office contributes to an efficient and transparent New Zealand business environment. Businesses can meet their legal obligations online in a simple and cost-effective way, and everyone can view and search information and documents.
The Companies Office delivers regulatory services digitally, reducing compliance costs and enabling business efficiency.
In doing so, the Companies Office makes it easy to do business in New Zealand.
The core role of the Companies Office is to operate statutory registers. These registers fall into 4 broad categories.
|Corporate entity registers||Charitable Trusts
Limited Partnerships (New Zealand & Overseas)
|Capital markets registers||Auditors
Financial Service Providers Register (FSPR)
|Secured transaction register||Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR)|
|Business register||New Zealand Business Number Register (NZBN)|
We’re the authoritative source of information about New Zealand businesses and we are focused on making New Zealand a fair and easy place to do business by:
Our purpose is to enable businesses to operate easily, to ensure transparency and to prevent the abuse of corporate structures.
We do this by:
We aim to: