UNITING ALL AUSTRALIAN
CO-OPERATIVES + MUTUALs

Our Members

BCCM members are leading Australian co-operatives and mutuals from all industries, including peak bodies and household names in agriculture, health, housing and education. Many started because the market couldn’t adequately meet community needs, and some have existed for more than 150 years. 

BCCM members provide employment across regional and metropolitan Australia, cementing fairness and equity in market supply chains. Co-operatives and mutuals support their community beyond donations and sponsorships – for every dollar spent, it’s estimated 76 cents is recycled within the local community.

BCCM Members

Australian Military Bank

Australian Military Bank

Australian Military Bank has been helping Australian Defence personnel and their families make the most of their money since 1959. As Australia’s longest serving Defence financial institution, Australian Military Bank knows a thing or two about the unique aspects of life in the armed services.

Australian Military Bank is dedicated to helping the men and women who protect and serve our community. That’s why Australian Military Bank focuses on providing its members with better quality services, lower fees and competitive interest rates.

Year established: 1959

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Bank Australia

Bank Australia’s history includes those of many credit unions which came together to form the bank that exists today. Most recently for people working in the education sector, it now offers services to all Australians. It emphasises positive community and environmental outcomes as core, not incidental.

Year established: 1957

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Bank of us

Bank of us

Bank of us is Tasmania’s only customer owned bank with more than 30,000 customers, eight branches statewide and more than $700 million in assets.

Bank of us offers a comprehensive and competitive range of banking products and services designed to meet all personal and business banking needs – from term deposits, everyday and savings accounts through to home loans, personal loans and general insurance.

Year established: 1870

Type: Customer Owned, Mutual

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Bank Vic

Bank Vic provides financial support to the Victoria Police and members of the health, emergency and public service sectors. It is committed to ‘banking with heart’ – building healthy communities that are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable.

Year established: 1974

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Bank First

bankfirst

bankfirst was born when a group of 48 educators came together to form a financial institution that placed a value on what people did for the community – not simply by how much money they made. The member-owned bank is now open to all Australians.

Year established: 1972

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Beyond Bank Australia

Beyond Bank

Beyond Bank is a customer-owned bank open to all Australians. It also works closely with not-for-profits and community organisations and supports their initiatives through fundraising, donations and volunteering.

Year established: 1977

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

The Co-op

Community Co-operative Store (The Barossa)

The Barossa Community Co-operative Store, ‘The Co-op’, is one of the largest and longest-standing retail customer co-operative in Australia. It is not only a successful business, supplying retail products and services to its members and community, but also creates financial, human and social and relationship capital for its members, suppliers and the business.

Year established: 1944

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Retail and Marketing

Community First Credit Union

Community First Credit Union

Community First Credit Union is the largest community-based credit union in the Sydney and Central Coast region with 15 financial services stores. It aims to be an integral part of the communities in which its members live and work.

Year established: 1959

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

CUA

Credit Union Australia (CUA)

CUA is Australia’s largest customer-owned financial institution with more than 430,000 customers and an extensive range of banking and insurance products and services. CUA has a long and proud history of providing banking and financial services to Australians, growing out of several small Queensland-based credit unions of just 180 members in the 1940s. Through the amalgamation of more than 160 credit unions, they are now a major player in the financial services sector in Australia.

Year established: 1946

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Defence Bank

Defence Bank

Defence Bank was originally formed for Australian Defence Force service members, but now serves the broader community around Australia as well. Defence Bank is one of Australia’s larger member-owned banks.

Year established: 1975

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Endeavour Mutual Bank

Endeavour Mutual Bank

Endeavour Mutual Bank is a mutual banking organisation. Member benefits include equally sharing in the success of the organisation through competitive rates, minimal fees and exceptional customer service.

Year established: 1953

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

GreaterBank

Greater Bank Limited

Greater Bank began as a building society providing interest-free home loans to members. It is now a customer-owned bank operating in New South Wales and South-East Queensland.

Year established: 1924

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Heritage Bank

Heritage Bank Limited

Heritage Bank began as a building society in Toowoomba, Queensland. It is one of the oldest surviving member-owned banks in Australia and now also its largest.

Year established: 1875

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

IMB Bank

IMB Bank

IMB is a member-owned bank with a growing branch network throughout the Illawarra, Sydney, NSW South Coast, the ACT and Melbourne. The IMB Community Foundation was established in 1999 and since that time has provided $8.1 million to support more than 550 projects.

Year established: 1880

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

National Health Co-op

National Health Co-op

The National Health Co-op (NHC) is a not-for-profit, member-owned co-operative that provides bulk billing medical and healthcare services to its members. It is one of the fastest-growing co-operatives in Australia. It was formed in response to a lack of General Practitioners in the northwest region of Canberra and is currently in the early stages of a national expansion which will see the establishment of clinics throughout Australia. Its priority is on areas that are underserviced.

Year established: 2014

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Healthcare

P&N Bank

P&N Bank

P&N Bank originated in Western Australia in 1990 from the merger of a credit union for police and a credit union for nurses. It is now open to all Western Australians and is the state’s largest member-owned bank.

Year established: 1990

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

People's Choice Credit Union

People’s Choice Credit Union

People’s Choice is one of Australia’s largest credit unions with 360,000 members across Australia and branches in South Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, Western Australia and ACT. It is in the top five co-operatives and mutuals by assets, and makes a difference to close to one million Australians each year through its community programs.

Year established: 1949

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Police Bank

Police Bank

Police Bank is a mutual financial institution servicing the police community with service centres along the east coast.

Year established: 1964

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Qudos Bank

Qudos Mutual Limited

Qudos Bank is a mutual bank providing a variety of financial services to its member-owners. Originally a credit union for Qantas employees, it has now opened up its membership to the wider community.  

Year established: 1959

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Queensland Country Credit Union

Queensland Country Credit Union

Originally a credit union for Isa Mine employees, Queensland Country Credit Union is available to all Queenslanders. As customer-owned institution, community development and personal growth are core to its activities.

Year established: 1971

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Regional Australia Bank

Regional Australia Bank

Regional Australia Bank is a member-owned bank. It started out as a credit union for staff at the University of New England and now exists for the benefit of individuals and communities in regional Australia.

Year established: 1969

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

Teachers Mutual Bank

Teachers Mutual Bank

Teachers Mutual Bank has provided key financial services to Australian educators throughout its existence. It is committed to strong standards of corporate responsibility through community investment and ethical business and has been recognised as one of the world’s most ethical companies.

Year established: 1966

Type: Customer Owned

Industry: Banking & Financial Services

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