You can search directly on the Business Registers by visiting businessregisters.govt.nz and clicking on the ‘Search for a business’ button on the home page.Go to Business Registers Search the Business Registers
To search the Business Registers, navigate to the ‘Search’ tab and select the type of search you wish to conduct from the drop-down menu.
There are two types of search:
Please note that not all business registers will have a role search available.
Each search type has its own ‘advanced’ search criteria. See ‘Advanced search options’.
By selecting 'Search Business' you can choose to search multiple registers from the drop-down list.
You can also search by business name or NZBN, and conduct either a ‘starts with’ or ‘equals’ (exact match) search.
The NZBN website provides information about the NZBN and how to use it, and the primary business data associated with an NZBN. You can also search the NZBN Register for any business with a NZBN.
If you wish to refine your search for either of the search types – Search Business or Search Role – advanced options are available by clicking on the 'Advanced' link.
Please note the business industry code description is available only to sole traders, partnerships and trading trusts.
Use the advanced register search to find specific results for:
There are nine business types to choose from:
There are five options for business status:
Use the advanced role search to find specific results for:
Each search result will include the following business details:
Select the business name to view the information for that business. Please note only publicly available information will be displayed.
You can sort your results by ascending or descending order, and save your results either as a PDF or Excel file.