Registration of a Co-operative - South Australia

Description

You will need this registration to form a co-operative. A co-operative is an organisation owned and controlled by its members that operates primarily for the economic, social or cultural benefit of its members. A co-operative legally registered in one jurisdiction is able to operate on a national basis without the need for further registration or reporting requirements in each state.

A co-operative can be either:

  • a distributing co-operative
  • a non-distributing co-operative.

A distributing co-operative distributes part of a surplus to the members of the co-operative as bonus shares, dividends or rebates. Non-distributive co-operatives do not distribute parts of a surplus to its members, as they are not-for-profit organisations which exist for the purposes of community benefit.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration, a proposed co-operative must have:

  • membership of two or more co-operatives (for a co-operative group)
  • a membership of five or more people (for any other co-operative)
  • held a formation meeting.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Forms

Other resources

Transfer

Registration cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Associations and Cooperatives

Consumer and Business Services

South Australia
Operating address: 91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1719
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 18 82
Email: associations@sa.gov.au
Website: Consumer and Business Services (Opens in new window)