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Co-operative housing and Starr-Bowkett societies 

Co-operative housing societies and Starr-Bowkett societies are lending institutions that provide funds for home ownership and/or other purposes to low and middle income earners.  

What are co-operative housing societies?  

Co-operative housing societies are financial intermediaries that do not take deposits and directly lend funds to their members.

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What are Starr-Bowkett societies?  

Starr-Bowkett societies are a form of terminating building society - a mutual organisation where each depositor is a member of the organisation. These finite societies operate on a system based on providing interest free or low interest loans to members obtained from members’ pooled savings on a lottery basis.

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What laws apply?  

The main laws that apply to these societies are:

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Schedule of fees 

To view the prescribed fees for the lodgement of co-operative housing society and Starr-Bowkett documents, go to Co-operative Housing and Starr-Bowkett Societies fees

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Copies of the prescribed forms under the Co-operative Housing and Starr-Bowkett Societies legislation are available from Registry Services (refer to contact details below).

Need more information?  

For further information please contact:

Registry Services
PO Box 22
Bathurst NSW 2795
Tel: 02 6333 1400
Freecall: 1800 502 042

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