Registration of a Cooperative - Queensland

Service summary

You require this registration to establish and operate a Cooperative in Queensland. You may also have to pay lodgement or late fees on forms following registration.

The name of the cooperative must include the word 'Cooperative' or the abbreviation 'Co op' and end with the word 'Limited' or the abbreviation 'Ltd'.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms


a unique form of business and community structure which enables people with common interests and concerns to work collectively in meeting those interests and concerns.


This registration will remain in effect indefinitely.



Approval of draft disclosure statement for a proposed trading cooperative


Approval of proposed rules for a cooperative


Registration under section 362


Registration under sections 19, 24, 361


You should contact Office of Fair Trading for further information prior to completing and submitting an application.

Transfer details

This registration cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Fair Trading
Registration Services

Act(s) name

Cooperatives Act 1997 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Cooperatives Regulation 1997 (Queensland)

Contact details

Queensland Government Service Centre
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Fair Trading
Registration Services

Operating address:
Upper Plaza Terrace
33 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 3111
Brisbane, Queensland 4001


07 3405 0985


13 QGOV (13 74 68)


07 3405 0731


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