Co-operative form 01 - Application to approve co-operative’s rules and formation disclosure statement

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This form must be submitted at least 35 days prior to the co-operative's formation meeting If needed, you can apply for, or a shorter timeframe using the Form 12 - Application for an extension or abridgement (shortening) of time.

What do I need to complete a form

To complete the submission of the form you must:

  • Complete all the relevant sections of the form.
  • Make sure you have provided all supporting documents.
  • Sign the declaration.
  • Pay the application fee.

The following supporting documents must also accompany this form:

  • Draft rules: A draft of the proposed rules for the co-operative, including active membership provisions. We recommend using one of the sets of the co-operatvie model rules to draft the proposed rules. Co-operative's that intend to make significant changes to the model rules or write its own rules should consider seeking professinoal legal assistance.
  • Draft Formation Disclosure Statement: A draft formation disclosure statement for the proposed co-operative must be provided for any distributing co-operatives, and any non-distributing co-operatives directed by the Registrar. A template disclosure statement is available on Disclosure Statement Co-op Template

How to submit

Once you have all your supporting documents ready, you can lodge the form in one of the three way:

Online By Post In Person (including payments)
Lodge and pay for your form.

Download the form and after completing post it to:

Associatons and Charities
Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Locked Bag 100

Pay by credit card or BPAY:

Once we recieve your form you will be issued with a Payment Number (PN) so you can make payment using our secure online payment portal.

Pay by cheque or money order:

Attach a cheque or money order made out to "Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety" to the completed form.

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Should you require assistance with completing this form please contact the Association and Charities Branch on 1300 30 40 74 (within Australia) or email

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Last updated 09 Jul 2024

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