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Body Corporate Proxy Limit – How many proxies can I hold?

In Queensland, the body corporate proxy limit is different depending on which regulation module your scheme is registered under. It is important to know which scheme your building is registered under as the body corporate proxy limit is different for each of the five regulation modules.

Restrictions on the use of proxies include:

  • a person must not hold more than 1 proxy if there are less than 20 lots in the scheme
  • for schemes registered under the Standard Module and with 20 or more lots, a person must not hold proxies for more than 5% of the total number of lots
  • for schemes registered under the Accommodation Module and with 20 or more lots, a person must not hold proxies for more than 10% of the total number of lots
  • a body corporate manager or an associate of a body corporate manager cannot be appointed as a proxy
  • a proxy cannot vote
    • on a motion to engage a person as a body corporate manager or a service contractor, or to authorise a person as a letting agent
    • on a ballot to elect a member of the committee
    • on a motion where the owner has submitted a written vote on that motion
    • at a general meeting if the member who gave the proxy is personally present unless the member consents at the meeting.

For schemes registered under the Commercial Module and the Small Schemes Module there is no restriction on the number of proxies a person can hold at a general meeting.

You can appoint a proxy by filling in the proxy form and giving it to the secretary before the start of the meeting (unless an earlier time is set by the body corporate).

Example

Question: I’m an owner in a 151 lot apartment building. How many strata proxies can I hold?
Answer: You can hold 7 proxies and your own individual vote which totals eight votes.

BODY CORPORATE PROXY LIMIT

  1 – 20 lots: 1 proxy
21 – 39 lots: up to 1 proxy
40 – 59 lots: up to 2 proxy votes
60 – 79 lots: up to 3 proxy votes
80 – 99 lots: up to 4 proxy votes
100 – 119 lots: up to 5 proxy votes
120 – 139 lots: up to 6 proxy votes
140 – 159 lots: up to 7 proxy votes
160 – 179 lots: up to 8 proxy votes

  1. Standard Module—highly regulated, suitable for all schemes but especially where most owners live in their own lots.
  2. Accommodation Module—less regulated, suitable for schemes where most owners let their lots.
  3. Commercial Module—some regulation, suitable for commercial premises.
  4. Small Schemes Module—some regulation, for schemes with 6 lots or less.
  5. Specified Two-lot Schemes Module—less regulation, for schemes with 2 residential lots.

Most bodies corporate are a community titles scheme registered under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997 (the BCCM Act). In addition to the BCCM Act, each scheme is registered under one of five regulation modules.

It is important to know which scheme your building is registered under as the body corporate proxy limit is different for each of the five regulation modules.

If you want to find out if your scheme is registered under the BCCM Act or find out what regulation module applies to your body corporate, you can get a copy of the community management statement from Titles Registry. You may need to use an online distributor for your search. Alternatively you can visit or contact the Titles Registry office.

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Disclaimer: All information provided on this website is intended as a guide only and should not be substituted for proper legal advice. Seek professional legal advice before taking any action.

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Queensland Government

Queensland Government

The Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management (BCCM) provides a range of information and services to those who live, invest or work in community titles schemes in Queensland.

We are committed to giving body corporate members, their committees, and industry groups, information and tools to help them better understand body corporate legislation, and to avoid and resolve disputes

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