Mutual Benefit Organisations Act
(Chapter 191, Section 49)
Mutual Benefit Organisations Rules
R 1
(25th March 1992)
[16th April 1986]
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Mutual Benefit Organisations Rules.
2.  Every application for the registration of any mutual benefit organisation under section 4 of the Act shall be made in such form as the Registrar may direct.
Certification of registration
3.—(1)  Every certificate of registration issued by the Registrar under section 5 of the Act shall be in such form as he may think fit.
(2)  Every such certificate shall be made in duplicate, of which the original copy shall be issued to the organisation and the duplicate retained by the Registrar.
4.  The fee for the registration of a mutual benefit organisation shall be $80.
Admimistration expenses
5.  The amount that may be deducted by a registered organisation for administration or any other expense shall not exceed 30% of the total receipts from subscriptions, except that the Registrar may, where he is satisfied that the circumstances of any registered organisation so require, allow a deduction of administration or any other expense in excess of the said 30%.
Change of addresses
6.—(1)  No registered organisation shall change the address of its registered office or change its name without the prior consent in writing of the Registrar.
(2)  The fee for a change of address of the registered office or change of name of a registered organisation shall be $20.
Documents, information, etc.
7.—(1)  Every mutual benefit organisation shall furnish the Registrar with such information concerning the organisation as he may at any time require.
(2)  Every mutual benefit organisation shall, if requested in writing by the Registrar, produce for his inspection —
(a)the documents of title to any property held by the organisation;
(b)all the books of account of the organisation; and
(c)any minutes of proceedings of the organisation or other written records of the organisation.
Special resolution
8.—(1)  Every special resolution sent to the Registrar under section 26 of the Act shall be entered in such form as the Registrar may direct.
(2)  The Registrar shall, after registering such special resolution in accordance with section 26 of the Act, issue a certificate of registration in such form as he may think fit.
Offences and penalties
9.  Any person who contravenes rule 5, 6 or 7 shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $500, and where the contravention is a continuing one to a fine not exceeding $50 for every day during which the contravention continues after conviction.