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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: $356.40

  • 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: $178.00

  • 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: $178.00

  • 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: $356.40

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)
    • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $356.40 (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)
    • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $356.40 (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: $44.50

  • 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: $89.00

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)
    • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
    • $356.40 (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: $44.50

  • 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)

FormFee

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

Form 23 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$44.50

Return of members of firm of auditors

Form 26 – Cooperatives Act 1997

Nil

Application for approval of draft disclosure statement

Form 27 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$356.40

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

Form 27a – Cooperatives Act 1997

$356.40

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

Form 28 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$356.40

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

$356.40

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

$356.40

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

Form 29 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$356.40

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

$356.40

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

$356.40

Application for registration of a participating cooperative as a foreign cooperative

Form 30 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$178.00

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

Form 31 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$878.80

Notification of changes relating to a foreign cooperative

Form 32 – Cooperatives Act 1997

Fees:

  • Nil (if it's on time)
  • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
  • $356.40 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)

Notification of cessation of business

Form 33 – Cooperatives Act 1997

Fees:

  • Nil (if it's on time)
  • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
  • $356.40 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)

Application for voluntary deregistration of a cooperative

Form 34 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$44.50

Application for exemption under Act

Form 35 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$356.40

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

Form 36 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$356.40

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

Form 37 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$356.40

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

Form 38 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$356.40

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

$356.40

Compulsory acquisition notice

Form 40 – Cooperatives Act 1997

Nil

Notice to remaining shareholders

Form 41 – Cooperatives Act 1997

Nil

Report as to affairs

Form 42– Cooperatives Act 1997

Fees:

  • Nil (if it's on time)
  • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
  • $356.40 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)

Statement verifying report

Form 42a – Cooperatives Act 1997

Nil

Application for approval of explanatory statement

Form 43 – Cooperatives Act 1997

$878.80

Notification of appointment or cessation as an external administrator

Form 44 – Cooperatives Act 1997

Fees:

  • Nil (if it's on time)
  • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
  • $356.40 (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)
  • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
  • $356.40 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)

Notification of address at which register is kept

Form 46 – Cooperatives Act 1997

Nil

Inspector’s notice to involved person

Form 50 – Cooperatives Act 1997

Nil

Inspector’s notice to involved person

Form 51 – Cooperatives Act 1997

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)
  • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
  • $356.40 (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)
  • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
  • $356.40 (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)
  • $89.00 (if it’s under 28 days late)
  • $356.40 (if it’s late by 28 days or longer)

Notice of controller’s intention not to exercise property rights

Form 55 – Cooperatives Act 1997

Nil

Notification of information supplementary to a form or document previously filed

Form 56 – Cooperatives Act 1997

Nil

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Need some help?

Some of these forms can be complex. This is because of rules for reporting your activities to:

  • the regulator (us)
  • your members.

Contact us if you need help with any form.

Please note: only some forms are available to download.

We will usually send you any form when you need to fill it out.

Contact us if you need us to send or resend a form.

Last updated
30 June 2017
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