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Making changes in a co-operative 

Changing the 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.  See Registering a co-operative 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:

The name change and amendment to the rules do not have any effect until they are registered.

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Changing a co-operative’s rules 

For information on how a co-operative can change its rules see the Co-operatives rules page.

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Address change 

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 size: 833kb).  There is no fee for this application but late lodgment fees apply.

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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:

  • director
  • secretary
  • chief executive officer

Notice is given by lodging a Notice of change of details of co-operative officers (form C8) (PDF size: 870kb). There is no fee for lodging this form.

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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 Notice of resignation, removal or cessation of auditor (form C14) (PDF size: 1265kb) 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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Further information 

For further information please contact:

Registry Services
PO Box 22
Bathurst NSW 2795
Tel: 02 6333 1400
Freecall: 1800 502 042

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