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Cooperatives Act 1997 – 1 July 2014

Cooperatives Regulation 1997 – 1 October 2015


A body may apply in the approved form for registration as a trading or non-trading cooperative. Once registered, the body will receive a certificate of registration. Approved model rules for cooperatives are attached to the Regulation.

  • Sections 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 35, 36, 39, 58, 61, 70, 71, 100, 101, 104, 116, 142, 205, 213A, 242, 245, 273, 361, 365, 446, Schedule 1; Regulations 17, 51
Reason for law

To provide a legislative framework for the formation, registration and management of cooperatives that enables flexibility in the operation of cooperatives and promotes the development of cooperatives. (Section 3)

Relevant links

Office of Fair Trading

Search the cooperatives register

Cooperative forms

Model rules


The word ‘until’ needs to be added to subsection 79(2) so that the section makes sense.



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