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Co-operative forms and fees

Set up and closure forms

  • Apply for approval of draft disclosure statement for a proposed co-operative

    Form 1Co-operatives National Law (Queensland)

    Fill out this form to confirm that a distributing co-operative's disclosure statement contains enough information for new members to fully understand their involvement.

    Non-distributing co-operatives don’t need to provide a disclosure statement unless directed by the Registrar of OFT.

    Fee: $285.00

  • Template for a formation disclosure statement

    This template can help you write your disclosure statement.

  • Apply for registration of a co-operative

    Form 3Co-operatives National Law (Queensland)

    Fill out this form to formally register your co-operative.

    Fee: $30.55

  • Apply for registration of a co-operative by an existing corporation

    Form 4Co-operatives National Law (Queensland)

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

    Fee: $30.55

  • Apply for approval of draft disclosure statement

    Form 16Co-operatives National Law (Queensland)

    Fill out this form to:

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

    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.

    Various fees may apply. See the fee schedule for details.

Operating forms

Rule forms

Personnel forms

  • Notice of resignation, removal or cessation of auditor

    Form 11—Co-operatives National Law (Queensland)

    Fill out this form to advise us when your auditor has resigned, been removed or ceased as the auditor of your co-operative.

    Fee: Nil

  • Notice of appointment of auditor

    Form 12Co-operatives National Law (Queensland)

    Fill out this form to advise us of the appointment of an auditor. The form must be lodged within 28 days after the appointment of the auditor by the directors of the co-operative or by the co-operative at a general meeting.

    Fees: Nil

  • Notice of appointment or cessation directors and officers

    Form 14Co-operatives National Law (Queensland)

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

    Fees: Nil