Other information sources


Building a Better Australia – 50+ Stories of Co-operation

Created in 2012 to celebrate the International Year of Co-operatives, this coffee-table book features 50 case studies from around Australia:


Read Stories.coop‘s Australian case studies:

Public Service Mutuals 

A number of Australian case studies compiled as part of research for the BCCM Public Service Mutuals White Paper.

Norco case study

A case study tracing the success of Norco since its foundation in 1895.

Co-operative registries

The Hive

The Hive is a new business support programme from Co-operatives UK and The Co-operative Bank, for people wanting to start or grow co-operative or community enterprises. Our mix of online resources, advice and training can help you build a better co-operative business.

Platform Cooperativism

Platform cooperativism is a growing movement that builds a fairer future of work. By organising businesses that value democratic governance and the co-ownership of platforms, a broad range of freelancers and co-op members have created a concrete, near-future alternative to the extractive “sharing economy.” Whilst avoiding techno-solutionism, these new platform cooperatives are poised to reclaim principles like innovation, solidarity, and resilience by bringing together the rich heritage of cooperativism with the newest Internet technologies, while acknowledging the needs of core constituents.

Co-operative and mutual social enterprise legal models

An overview of legal models for social enterprises from the Social Enterprise Legal Models Working Group. The page includes a video overview and several reports and case studies as well as a legal structures comparison matrix and a brief history of the legislation that covers co-operatives.

A selection of other video resources: