Registration of a Co-operative - Northern Territory

Description

You will need this registration if you intend to form a co-operative. A co-operative is an organisation owned and controlled by its members that operates primarily for 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
  • non-distributing co-operative.

A distributing co-operative can give a return or distribute surplus to the members of the co-operative as bonus shares, dividends or rebates. A non-distributing co-operative cannot give a return or distribute surplus to its members as they are not-for-profit organisations.

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, the proposed co-operative must have:

  • approved rules
  • an approved drat disclosure statement
  • two or more co-operatives (for a co-operative group)
  • a membership of five or more people (for any other co-operative)
  • held a formal meeting.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must submit the Annual Return Form each year.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Forms

Act(s) name

Co-operatives (National Uniform Legislation) Act 2015 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Co-operatives (National Uniform Legislation) Regulations 2015 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Contact details

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

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

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

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