33 Registrar to keep register of incorporated societies


The Registrar shall keep a register in which there shall be recorded all matters required by this Act or by any regulations to be recorded by the Registrar.


The register may be kept in any manner that the Registrar thinks fit, including, either wholly or partly, by means of a device or facility—


that records or stores information electronically or by other means; and


that permits the information so recorded or stored to be readily inspected or reproduced in a usable form.


The Registrar shall keep a seal for the authentication of any documents required for the purposes of this Act.


The Registrar may from time to time, in his or her discretion, direct the transfer of any register that is kept in the office of an Assistant Registrar under or by virtue of section 2 of the Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 1922 from that office to any other such office, and may also direct that any documents so kept, and relating to any society, be so transferred. Forthwith after any such transfer the Registrar shall give notice in the Gazette of the transfer.


There shall be paid to the Registrar such fees as may be prescribed by regulations in respect of such matters as may be so prescribed.


All fees so paid to the Registrar shall be paid by him or her into the Public Account and shall form part of the Consolidated Fund.


All expenses incurred in the administration of this Act shall be paid out of moneys appropriated by Parliament.

Section 33(1A): inserted, on 7 July 2010, by section 5 of the Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 2010 (2010 No 68).

Section 33(2A): inserted, on 5 November 1971, by section 7 of the Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 1971 (1971 No 43).

Section 33(3): replaced, on 1 April 1954, by section 2(1) of the Incorporated Societies Amendment Act 1953 (1953 No 80).