Changing a co-operative’s name
A change of a co-operative’s name requires approval by way of a special resolution. The co-operative should also amend its rules to reflect the change. Go to the registering a co-operative page for information regarding the requirements for a co-operative’s name.
If the resolution is passed, send the following to the Registrar within 28 days:
- a C9 Application for Name Change with the relevant lodgement fee form
- the current certificate of registration
- a C10 Application to Register Rule Amendment form
- with the relevant lodgement fee.
The name change and amendment to the rules do not have any effect until they are registered.
Changing a co-operative’s rules
For information on how a co-operative can change its rules see the co-operatives rules page.
Co-operatives are required to notify the Registrar within 28 days of changing its registered address or postal address by lodging a Notice of change of registered office address (form C8A) (PDF, 843.08 KB) There is no fee for this application but late lodgement fees apply.
Change of directors or officers
Co-operatives must notify the Registrar within 28 days if any of the following officers are appointed, change their position in the co-operative, change their name or if their appointment ceases:
- chief executive officer
Notice is given by lodging a C8A Notice of Change of Registered Office Address form. There is no fee for lodging this form.
Resignation or removal of auditor
Auditors of large co-operatives must apply in writing to the Registrar for consent to resign as an auditor. The resignation of an auditor of a small co-operative does not require the consent of the Registrar.
All co-operatives must send a copy of any notice to remove its auditor to the auditor and the Registrar as soon as possible after receipt of such notice.
All co-operatives must lodge a C14 Notice of Resignation Removal or Cessation of Auditor form within 14 days after:
- the removal from office of an auditor, or
- the receipt of a notice of resignation from an auditor
Small co-operatives are not required by the CNL to have their financial statements audited.
Small co-operatives may be required to have an audit under their rules.
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