Fees and forms - co-operatives

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The following tables outline the relevant fees and forms for:

The table below sets out fees for the 2018-19 financial year.

Fees are automatically indexed for inflation on 1 July every year. 

Co-operative activities

Activity

Form

Fee (all amounts are GST exempt)

Apply for approval of proposed name and rules (non-distributing co-operatives)

Application to approve co-operative name, rules and formation disclosure statement (Word, 176KB)

$79.50

Apply for approval of proposed name, rules and disclosure statement (distributing co-operatives)

Application form

Application to approve co-operative name, rules and formation disclosure statement (Word, 176KB)

Disclosure statement

Example disclosure statement for formation of a distributing co-operative (word, 51KB)

$361.30

Apply to register a co-operative

Application to register a co-operative (Word, 264KB)

$31.80

Apply to register an existing body (corporations, indigenous corporations and incorporated associations) as a co-operative

Application to register a co-operative (Word, 264KB)

$31.80

Notify us of any change to details of addresses and officers

Co-operative change of details (addresses and officers) (Word, 226KB)

N/A

Apply to change name

Application to approve change of co-operative name (Word, 157KB)

$281.80

Filing fee for lodgement of the special resolution: $79.50

Lodge a special resolution to change the name

Application to approve change of co-operative name (Word, 157KB)

$79.50

Apply for amendment of rules requiring prior approval by the Registrar

Application for prior approval of rule amendment/s (Word, 126KB)

$79.50

Apply for approval of alteration to rules

Application for registration/approval of rule amendment/s (Word, 136KB)

$31.80 per rule (up to a maximum of $167.60)

A filing fee of $79.50 per special resolution is also payable.

An additional fee of $31.80 is payable if you wish to have a certificate of a rule change.

Lodge an annual report - small co-operative

Option 1: Towards the end of your co-operative's financial year, we will mail you a printed copy of the annual report form. You will then need to complete and lodge this form.

Option 2: Complete and lodge an Annual report - small co-operative (Word, 111KB).

$79.50

Lodge an annual report - large co-operative

Option 1: Towards the end of your co-operative's financial year, we will mail you a printed copy of the annual report form. You will then need to complete and lodge this form.

Option 2: Complete and lodge an Annual report - large co-operative (Word, 143KB).

$281.80

Apply for an extension or shortening of time to perform regulatory requirements

Application for extension or shortening of time (Word, 118KB)

$79.50

Apply for approval of disclosure statement for a merger

Application form

Application to approve name and disclosure statement/s for merger of co-operatives (Word, 136KB)

Example disclosure statement

Example disclosure statement for merger or transfer of engagements of co-operatives (Word, 42KB)

$281.80 (per disclosure statement)

Apply for approval of a merger

Application to approve merger of co-operatives (Word, 176KB)

$79.50

A filing fee of $79.50 per special resolution is also payable.

Apply for approval of disclosure statement for a takeover (transfer of engagements)

Application form

Application to approve disclosure statement/s for transfer of engagements of co-operatives (Word, 127KB)

Disclosure statement

Example disclosure statement for merger or transfer of engagements of co-operatives (Word, 42KB)

$281.80 (per disclosure statement)

Apply for approval of a takeover (transfer of engagements)

Application to approve transfer of engagements (Word, 127KB)

$79.50

A filing fee of $79.50 per special resolution is also payable.

Apply for consent for an auditor to resign

Application to consent to resignation by the auditor of a large co-operative (Word, 83KB)

N/A

Advise of change of auditor or update existing auditor's details

Notice of intention to remove auditor or update auditor's details (Word, 101KB)

N/A

Apply for approval of disclosure statement for special postal ballot for voluntary wind-up of co-operative

Application form

Application to approve disclosure statement for special postal ballot for voluntary wind-up of co-operative (Word, 125KB)

Example disclosure statement

Disclosure statement for voluntary wind-up of co-operative (Word, 40KB) 

 $281.80

Notify us of dissolution of a co-operative

Application to wind-up co-operative (Word, 85KB)

N/A

Please note that other fees may apply to certain applications not listed above. For more information, please see Schedule 1 to the Co-operative National Law (Victoria) Local Regulations 2014.

Model rules

Example disclosure statements

Registry/extract services

The following table lists the information you can access from the register, and the cost involved in obtaining this information.

You may purchase this information by completing and lodging a Request for copies of documents from the register of co-operatives (Word, 117KB). Lodgement details are on the form.

Service

Fee (all amounts are GST exempt)

Copy of certificate of registration

$31.80

Extract of information about a co-operative

Co-operative extract example (Word, 29KB)

$31.80

Copy of a prescribed document

$23.10 for first page ($2 for each additional page, to a maximum of $112.70 per document)

Certified copy of a document

$31.80 for first page ($3 for each additional page, to a maximum of $167.60 per document)

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