Building Societies Register

Building societies incorporated under the Building Societies Act 1965

List of help guides

  • Law changes to help building societies comply with their rules

    Legislation passed in response to COVID-19 gives building societies relief from certain obligations in their rules and makes it possible for them to use electronic means (including electronic voting and the use of electronic signatures).

  • About building societies

    A building society is a mutual organisation that's owned by and offers financial services to its members.​

  • Updating rules and details

    You need to advise us of changes to your rules, directors, manager, secretary or registered office.​

  • Filing requirements

    Find out how to file annual returns and financial statements, or change your annual return filing month.​

  • Cancelling a registration

    There are 4 situations that can result in a building society’s registration being cancelled.

  • Fees

    Find the fees for registration, annual returns and lodging financial statements.

News and notices

We’re accepting ‘remote’ declarations during COVID-19

In response to the need for physical distancing during COVID-19, the Companies Office will, as a temporary measure, accept statutory declarations that meet the requirements of the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957 but are taken by alternative means.

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