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.
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.
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.
Under trading details, you can provide a trading name, trading area, industry classification and Australian Business Number (ABN) for your company.
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.
|All of New Zealand
Chatham Islands Territory
|Northland||All Northland Region
Far North District
|Waikato||All Waikato Region
South Waikato District
|Bay of Plenty||All Bay of Plenty Region
Western Bay of Plenty District
|Hawke's Bay||All Hawke's Bay Region
Central Hawke's Bay District
|Taranaki||All Taranaki Region
New Plymouth District
South Taranaki District
|Manawatu-Wanganui||All Manawatu-Wanganui Region
Palmerston North City
|Wellington||All Wellington Region
Kapiti Coast District
Upper Hutt City
Lower Hutt City
South Wairarapa District
|Marlborough||All Marlborough Region
|West Coast||All West Coast Region
|Canterbury||All Canterbury Region
|Otago||All Otago Region
Central Otago District
|Southland||All Southland Region
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.
- Select the Company summary tab.
- Select the Edit button in the Voluntary details section.
- Next, provide the additional NZBN information as described in the ‘Additional details you can provide’ section
- Select Submit.