Adding or updating additional NZBN information

How to add or update optional details about your company

To update additional NZBN information on the Companies Register you must have a RealMe® login, an online services account with the Companies Register and authority to update records on behalf of your company.

You can add or update optional information about your company, at any time.

Additional NZBN details you can provide

Optional information you can update on the Companies Register includes the company’s invoicing, contact and trading details.

You can decide which additional details are kept private on the Companies Register and the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) Register by selecting either the ‘public’ or ‘private’ option. There is one exception — the ‘Trading Details’ section — which will automatically be made visible to the public.

Public information can be viewed by anyone who searches the website. Private information can only be seen by authorised persons and the Registrar.

Invoicing details

Under invoicing details, you can provide a Goods and Services Tax (GST) number for your company.

If this is provided on the Companies Register it will enable you to send and receive invoices using e-Invoicing. E-Invoicing is the direct, digital exchange of invoices between the accounting systems of suppliers and buyers, enabling the faster delivery, processing and payment of invoices, supporting better cash flow and business growth.

Visit the NZBN website for more information about e-Invoicing.

Contact details

Under contact details, you can provide a website address, phone number, email address, office address, delivery address, postal address and invoice address for your company.

If you choose to provide more than one website address, phone number or email address, you will be asked to provide a purpose description for each of these, e.g. corporate website, reception, or sales, so that it is clear on the register what different websites, email addresses and phone numbers are typically used for.

Trading details

Under trading details, you can provide a trading name, trading area, industry classification and Australian Business Number (ABN) for your company.

Trading area

Now you can select the areas that best describes your business coverage within New Zealand. If you operate on a national basis, throughout New Zealand, please select ‘All of New Zealand.’ Alternatively, you can select one or more regions.

RegionTrading areas
  All of New Zealand
North Island
South Island
Chatham Islands Territory
Northland All Northland Region
Far North District
Whangarei District
Kaipara District 
Auckland Auckland
Waikato All Waikato Region
Thames-Coromandel District
Hauraki District
Waikato District
Matamata-Piako District
Hamilton City
Waipa District
Otorohanga District
South Waikato District
Waitomo District
Taupo District 
 Bay of Plenty All Bay of Plenty Region
Western Bay of Plenty District
Tauranga City
Rotorua District
Whakatane District
Kawerau District
Opotiki District
Gisborne Gisborne District
Hawke's Bay All Hawke's Bay Region
Wairoa District
Hastings District
Napier City
Central Hawke's Bay District 
Taranaki All Taranaki Region
New Plymouth District
Stratford District
South Taranaki District 
 Manawatu-Wanganui All Manawatu-Wanganui Region
Ruapehu District
Whanganui District
Rangitikei District
Manawatu District
Palmerston North City
Tararua District
Horowhenua District
Wellington All Wellington Region
Kapiti Coast District
Porirua City
Upper Hutt City
Lower Hutt City
Wellington City
Masterton District
Carterton District
South Wairarapa District
Tasman Tasman District
Nelson Nelson City
Marlborough All Marlborough Region
Marlborough District
Kaikoura District
West Coast All West Coast Region
Buller District
Grey District
Westland District
Canterbury All Canterbury Region
Hurunui District
Waimakariri District
Christchurch City
Selwyn District
Ashburton District
Timaru District
Mackenzie District
Waimate District
Otago All Otago Region
Waitaki District
Central Otago District
Queenstown-Lakes District
Dunedin City
Clutha District
Southland All Southland Region
Southland District
Gore District
Invercargill City

Industry classification

Now you can choose to provide industry classification/s that best describes the nature of your business. To view what is available, along with the industry code, visit the Business Industry Classification Code website.

Australian Business Number (ABN)

The Australian Business Number (ABN) is a unique identifier issued by the Australian Business Register which is operated by the Australian Taxation Office. Your company would have an ABN only if it’s registered in Australia.

How to add or update additional NZBN information

Log in to your online services account, enter a company name, company number or New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) and follow these steps.

  1. Select the Company summary tab.
  2. Select the Edit button in the Voluntary details section.
  3. Next, provide the additional NZBN information as described in the ‘Additional details you can provide’ section
  4. Select Submit.

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