Our legislation

Acts and regulations administered by the Companies Office

Legislation for our registers

The following Acts are for registers administered by the Companies Office:

  • Companies Act 1993
  • Building Societies Act 1965
  • Charitable Trusts Act 1957
  • Incorporated Societies Act 1908
  • Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1908
  • Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Act 1982
  • Auditor Regulation Act 2011
  • Corporations (Investigation and Management) Act 1989
  • Employment Relations Act 2000
  • Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008
  • Limited Partnerships Act 2008
  • Personal Property Securities Act 1999
  • Receiverships Act 1993
  • Retirement Villages Act 2003
  • New Zealand Business Number Act 2016.

All registers

Acts for financial reporting and takeovers

The following Acts are for financial reporting and company takeovers:

  • Companies Act 1993
  • Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013
  • Financial Reporting Act 2013
  • Friendly Societies and Credit Unions Act 1982
  • Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1908
  • Takeovers Act 1993 (administered by the Takeovers Panel).