Co-operatives forms

Accessing 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 the completed credit card payment form (PDF, 721.59 KB).

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:

Prescribed forms

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 A1 – Compulsory acquisition notice (PDF, 13.71 KB)

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 2 – Notice to remaining shareholder (PDF, 31.49 KB)

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, 837.84 KB)

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, 1286.04 KB)

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, 1286.57 KB)

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, 1343.48 KB)

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, 1346.91 KB)

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, 1325.26 KB)

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, 1271.03 KB)

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, 894.41 KB)

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, 844.84 KB)

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, 1271.75 KB)

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, 838.09 KB)

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, 824.92 KB)

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, 1316.08 KB)

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, 1301.8 KB)

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, 1279.27 KB

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, 1271.4 KB)

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, 831.99 KB)

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