As a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we ask that you not post your forms to us but instead email them to email@example.com
To access the forms, open them in Adobe Acrobat Reader, available as a free download at the Adobe website.
From 1 October 2020 Fair Trading will no longer accept credit card details by email or mail.
Payments are now be made via an online payment portal. Details are included on the relevant forms.
Clients can email forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
The subject line of the email should include the 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:
- phone (02) 6333 1400, or
- phone freecall 1800 502 042
- email email@example.com
To get documentation about a co-operative complete the co-operative search request form.
Prescribed forms as set out in Schedule 4 of the Co-operatives National Regulation are:
Form 1 – Compulsory acquisition notice
This form is used to advise dissenting shareholders when their shares are to be compulsorily acquired (section 432(1) of the Co-operatives National Law).
Form 2 – Notice to remaining shareholder
This form is used to advise remaining shareholders they may require an acquisition of their shares (section 434(1)(a) of the Co-operatives National Law).
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 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 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 C4 – Application to register a co-operative
This form is used to register a co-operative following the formation meeting.
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 C6 – Application to approve merger of co-operatives
This form is used to obtain approval to merge two or more co-operatives.
Form C7 – Application to approve transfer of engagements
This form is used to obtain approval to transfer engagements.
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 C8A - Notice of change of registered office address
This form is used to notify a change of registered or postal address.
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 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 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 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 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 C14 – Notice of resignation, removal or cessation of auditor
This form is used to notify the resignation, removal or cessation of an auditor.
Form C14A - Notice of appointment of auditor
This form is used to notify the appointment of an auditor.
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 C16 – Application to Approve Statement/Disclosure Statement
This form is used to apply for approval of:
- a disclosure statement for a special postal ballot (section 248 of the Co-operatives National Law (the CNL)
- a Statement for the proposed issue of co-operative capital units (section 350)
- an explanatory statement explaining a proposed compromise or arrangement (Part 4.4).
Form C17 – Application for Approval, Consent, Exemption, Order or Certificate
This form is used to apply for an approval, consent, exemption, order or certificate as specified on the form.