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Co-operatives forms 

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Lodging forms


Clients can mail forms free of charge to:

Registry Services

Reply paid 22, Bathurst NSW 2795

or alternatively by email to registrylodgements@finance.nsw.gov.au together with completed credit card payment form (PDF size: 703kb).

Subject line of email to include full name of co-operative and registration number.

Copies of the prescribed and current approved forms relating to various provisions of the Co-operatives National Legislation are available below or from Registry Services:

Prescribed forms
Approved forms

Prescribed forms 

Prescribed forms as set out in Schedule 4 of the Co-operatives National Regulation are:

Form 1 – Compulsory acquisition notice 

Acquisition of shares pursuant to a notice to a dissenting shareholder that the transferee, under a scheme or contract for the purposes of section 432(1) of the Co-operatives National Law, wishes to acquire the shares held by the shareholder.

Form A1 – Compulsory acquisition notice (PDF size: 14kb)

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Form 2 – Notice to remaining shareholder 

Notice to remaining shareholders by a transferee pursuant to a scheme or contract for the purposes of section 434(1)(a) of the Co-operatives National Law.

Form 2 – Notice to remaining shareholder (PDF size: 32kb)

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Approved forms 

Form C1 – Application to approve co-operative rules and formation disclosure statement  

This form is used to obtain approval of the rules and disclosure statement prior to the formation meeting.

Form C1 – Application to approve co-operative rules and formation disclosure statement (PDF size: 839kb)

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Form C2 – Application to approve disclosure statement for merger of co-operatives 

This form is used to obtain approval of the proposed disclosure statement to be provided to members where two or more co-operatives are proposing to merge.

Form C2 – Application to approve disclosure statement for merger of co-operatives (PDF size: 1273kb)

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Form C3 – Application to approve disclosure statement for transfer of engagements  

This form is used to obtain approval of the proposed disclosure statement to be provided to members where a total or partial transfer of engagements is proposed.

Form C3 – Application to approve disclosure statement for transfer of engagements (PDF size: 1273kb)

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Form C4 – Application to register a co-operative  

This form is used to register a co-operative following the formation meeting.

Form C4 – Application to register a co-operative (PDF size: 1345kb)

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Form C5 – Application to register an existing corporation as a co-operative 

This form is used by an existing corporation seeking to transfer its incorporation to a co-operative.

Form C5 – Application to register an existing corporation as a co-operative (PDF size: 1333kb)

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Form C6 – Application to approve merger of co-operatives  

This form is used to obtain approval to merge two or more co-operatives.

Form C6 – Application to approve merger of co-operatives (PDF size: 1312kb)

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Form C7 – Application to approve transfer of engagements 

This form is used to obtain approval to transfer engagements.

Form C7 – Application to approve transfer of engagements (PDF size: 1258kb)

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Form C8 – Notice of change of details of co-operative officers 

This form is used to notify an appointment/cessation/change of secretary, directors or chief executive officer.

Form C8 – Notice of change of details of co-operative officers (PDF size: 870kb)

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Form C8A - Notice of change of registered office address 

This form is used to notify a change of registered or postal address.

Form C8A - Notice of change of registered office address (PDF size: 833kb)

Form C9 – Application to approve change co-operative name 

This form is used to obtain approval for a proposed new name before being passed by special resolution.

Form C9 – Application to approve change co-operative name (PDF size: 1273kb)

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Form C10 – Application to register rule amendment(s) / special resolution(s) 

This form is used to register an amendment to the rules of the co-operative. The application must be made within 28 days of the amendment being passed.

Form C10 – Application to register rule amendment(s) / special resolution(s) (PDF size: 839kb)

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Form C11 – Application for prior approval of rule amendment(s) 

This form is used to obtain prior approval to amending rules concerning active membership, conversion of a non-distributing co-operative to a distributing co-operative and rules restricting voting rights in particular co-operatives.

Form C11 – Application to register rule amendment(s) (PDF size: 827kb)

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Form C12 – Annual return – small co-operative  

A small co-operative must lodge an Annual return within five months after the end of its financial year.

Form C12 – Annual return – small co-operative (PDF size: 1317kb)

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Form C13 – Annual report – large co-operative 

A large co-operative must lodge an Annual report, together with required documents, within five months after the end of its financial year.

Form C13 – Annual report – large co-operative (PDF size: 1303kb)

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Form C14 – Notice of resignation, removal or cessation of auditor 

This form is used to notify the resignation, removal or cessation of an auditor.

Form C14 – Notice of resignation, removal or cessation of auditor (PDF size: 1265kb)

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Form C14A - Notice of appointment of auditor 

This form is used to notify the appointment of an auditor.

Form C14A - Notice of appointment of auditor (PDF size: 1259kb)

Form C15 – Application for extension or shortening of time  

This form is used to obtain approval for an extension or shortening of specified time frames in which to undertake or complete required activities.

Form C15 – Application for extension or shortening of time (PDF size: 834kb)

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