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Cooperative forms and fees

Set up and closure forms

  • Application for approval of a draft disclosure statement for a proposed trading cooperative (PDF, 255KB)

    Form 1 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to confirm that a trading cooperative's disclosure statement contains enough information for new members to fully understand their involvement.

    Fee: $368.90

  • Template for a disclosure statement (DOC, 99KB)

    This can help you with writing your disclosure statement.

  • Application for registration of a cooperative

    Form 3 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to formally register your cooperative.

    Please note: you cannot download this form.

    Fee: $184.20

  • Statement listing director’s details

    Form 3a – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to give us the names and contact details of each of your directors.

    Please note: you cannot download this form.

    Fee: Nil

  • Application for registration of a cooperative by an existing corporation

    Form 4 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to change your organisation’s legal status and become a cooperative.

    Please note: you cannot download this form.

    Fee: $184.20

  • Report as to the affairs of the corporation

    Form 4a – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to advise us about the current state of your corporation before transferring into a cooperative.

    Please note: you cannot download this form.

    Fee: Nil

  • Application for approval of draft disclosure statement (PDF, 213KB)

    Form 16 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to:

    • convert to a cooperative
    • transfer the incorporation of your cooperative
    • acquire or dispose of certain assets
    • change the maximum permissible level of share interest in the cooperative
    • merge with or take over another cooperative
    • voluntarily close down the cooperative.

    To do any of these things, you must:

    • fill out and submit this form to us
    • wait for us to approve it
    • give notice of a special postal ballot to members.

    The change will only take place if the members agree to it in the special postal ballot.

    Fee: $368.90

Operating forms

  • Application or request to registrar (PDF, 267KB)

    Form 7 –Cooperatives Act 199

    Fill out this form to request extensions or exemptions for your normal administrative tasks.

    Various fees may apply. See the fee schedule (PDF, 135KB) for details.

  • Lodging an annual report to registrar (PDF, 247KB)

    Form 9 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to lodge your annual report.

    Fees:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Notice of change of registered office (PDF, 203KB)

    Form 10 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to let us know that you’re changing the address of your registered office.

    Fees:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Application to extend period of operation

    Form 12 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to be allowed to continue to operate with fewer than the minimum required number of members.

    Please note: you cannot download this form.

    Fee: $46.05

  • Application for extension or abridgement of time (PDF, 204KB)

    Form 15 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to seek approval for an extension on your legal duties, including duties under your cooperative’s rules.

    Fee: $92.10

Rule forms

Personnel forms

  • Notice of appointment or cessation of appointment of directors and officers (PDF, 210KB)

    Form 14 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to tell us when you appoint board members or senior officers, or when they leave the cooperative.

    Fees:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Application for consent to resign as auditor (PDF, 214KB)

    Form 25 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form when the cooperative’s auditor wants to resign. The auditor must be the one to fill out the form.

    Fee: $46.05

  • Notification of resignation, removal or cessation of auditor

    Form 24 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    We will send you this form to finalise the process of removing an auditor from your cooperative.

    Please note: you cannot download this form.

    Fee: Nil

  • Notice of voting interest

    Form 13 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to advise if a person has any voting interest in a decision.

    Please note: you cannot download this form.

    Fee: Nil

  • Notice of substantial share interest

    Form 17 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to advise if a person has a substantial share interest in the cooperative.

    Please note: you cannot download this form.

    Fee: Nil

  • Notice of substantial change in a substantial share interest

    Form 18 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to advise if a person’s substantial share interest in the cooperative has changed by a significant margin.

    Please note: you cannot download this form.

    Fee: Nil

  • Notice of cessation of a substantial share interest

    Form 19 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fill out this form to advise if a person no longer has a substantial share interest in the cooperative.

    Please note: you cannot download this form.

    Fee: Nil

Other forms (non-download)

  • Application for registrar’s approval of eligibility in accord with section 232 of the Act

    Form 23 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $46.05

  • Return of members of firm of auditors

    Form 26 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: Nil

  • Application for approval of draft disclosure statement for an issue of debentures

    Form 27a – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of draft disclosure statement

    Form 27 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of a transfer of engagements between two or more Queensland cooperatives

    Form 28 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of a transfer of engagements between a Queensland cooperative and a foreign cooperative where the transferee cooperative is a participating cooperative

    Form 28a – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of a transfer of engagements between a Queensland cooperative and a foreign cooperative where the transferee cooperative is a Queensland cooperative

    Form 28b – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of a merger between two or more Queensland cooperatives

    Form 29 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of a merger between a Queensland cooperative and a foreign cooperative where the merged cooperative is a participating cooperative

    Form 29a – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of a merger between a Queensland cooperative and a foreign cooperative where the merged cooperative is a Queensland cooperative

    Form 29b – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for registration of a participating cooperative as a foreign cooperative

    Form 30 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $184.20

  • Application for registration of a non-participating cooperative as a foreign cooperative

    Form 31 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $909.60

  • Notification of changes relating to a foreign cooperative

    Form 32 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Notification of cessation of business

    Form 33 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Application for voluntary deregistration of a cooperative

    Form 34 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $46.05

  • Application for exemption under Act

    Form 35 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of draft disclosure statement for a merger between two or more Queensland cooperatives

    Form 36 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of draft disclosure statement for a merger between a Queensland cooperative and a foreign cooperative

    Form 37 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of draft disclosure statement for a transfer of engagements between 2 or more Queensland cooperatives

    Form 38 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Application for approval of draft disclosure statement for a transfer of engagements between a Queensland cooperative and a foreign cooperative

    Form 39 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $368.90

  • Compulsory acquisition notice

    Form 40 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: Nil

  • Notice to remaining shareholders

    Form 41 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: Nil

  • Report as to affairs

    Form 42– Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fees:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Statement verifying report

    Form 42a – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: Nil

  • Application for approval of explanatory statement

    Form 43 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: $909.60

  • Notification of appointment or cessation as an external administrator

    Form 44 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fees:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Notification of address in Queensland of information relating to financial records kept outside Queensland

    Form 45 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fees:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Notification of address at which register is kept

    Form 46 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: Nil

  • Inspector’s notice to involved person

    Form 50 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: Nil

  • Inspector’s notice to involved person

    Form 51 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: Nil

  • Notification that a person has been appointed controller/entered into possession etc.

    Form 52 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fees:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Notification of change of address of an external administrator

    Form 53 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fees:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Presentation of accounts by scheme administrator or controller

    Form 54 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fees:

    • Nil (if it's on time)
    • $92.10 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $368.90 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)
  • Notice of controller’s intention not to exercise property rights

    Form 55 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: Nil

  • Notification of information supplementary to a form or document previously filed

    Form 56 – Cooperatives Act 1997

    Fee: Nil