Registration of Co-operatives - South Australia

Service summary

It is recommended that persons considering forming a co-operative contact Consumer and Business Services before commencing the process. Circulars explaining the requirements are available as are copies of the appropriate forms on the agency web site.

Service type


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




For a full list of fees see

Online, credit card, money order, cheques, selected Service SA outlets for cash payments.

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services
Licensing and Registrations

Act(s) name

Co-operatives National Law (SA) Act 2013 (South Australia)

Contact details

Business & Occupational Services

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays)

Operating address:
Customer Service Centre
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001





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