Financial Intermediaries Act 1996 - Queensland


The object of this legislative instrucment is to regulate the formation and operation of cooperative housing societies.

The Act deals with the administrative and management structures, functions and responsibilities of these financial institutions.

It also establishes the Registrar of Co operative Housing Societies as the State supervisory authority for these societies and details its powers and functions, including investigation and prosecution of offences under the Act and the imposition of penalties.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Financial Intermediaries Regulation 2007

The following Guides or Booklets are available:

  • Prudential Standards (relating to the affairs and operations of societies)

These are available only from the Registrar.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Administering agency

Queensland Treasury

Queensland Treasury Corporation

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

The Registrar of Co-operative Housing Societies

Operating address: Level 6
123 Albert Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1096
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3842 4600
Fax: 07 3221 4122