Sign up with Xero and add your first organisation

If you've never used Xero before, start by creating and activating your account. Next, add a free trial organisation to use for 30 days, or choose a pricing plan if you're ready to join Xero.

Sign up with Xero and activate your account

  1. Go to the Xero sign up page ( website).
  2. Enter your details, read and agree to the terms of use and privacy policy, then click Get started.
  3. Open the activation email from Xero. Check your spam folder if you don't receive the email within a few minutes.
  4. Click the activation link in the email, create a password, then click Activate your account.

Add your first organisation to Xero

Once you've activated your Xero account, you're ready to set up your first organisation in Xero.

You can add a free trial organisation, convert from Sage or QuickBooks, or choose a pricing plan if you're ready to pay for Xero.

If you're converting from Sage or QuickBooks right now, you'll need to choose a pricing plan, not start a trial.

Enter your organisation's name and where your organisation pays taxes. The country you choose here will determine:

Image of the quick start add organisation screen.

Pre Authorisation

When creating your first organisation, Xero will pre authorise your credit or debit card for the maximum it could be invoiced that day.

This hold is immediately reversed however it may take your card provider 5-10 business days to remove this hold.

You can confirm the hold is related to the pre authorisation as the description on your bank statement will read Xero pre-authorisation.

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