Manufacturing Workers Co-operatives rules are its most important document. The rules describe the way it operates and fulfills its obligations to the co-op members, and is a contract with its members to obey the rules.
Not all co-operatives have the same rules due to different activities and membership requirements. Co-ops can be either distributing or non-distributing. Model Rules can be obtained from NSW Fair Trading then modified to suit your circumstances.
Note: In Australia uniform Laws have been introduced, however, each state is responsible for administration of these laws.
Once the rules are registered they can only be changed by special resolution passed by the members and then registered with the Registrar (NSW Fair Trading)
To register a co-operative:
NSW Fair Trading has an informative website which tells you how to do all the above in detail.
Note: some sections have been removed for confidentiality purposes.