Business Council of Co−operatives and Mutuals

THIS IS SOCIAL BUSINESS
The BCCM is the peak body for co-operatives and mutuals in Australia. Co-ops and mutuals are member-owned businesses that trade for surplus to fulfil their purpose. They are social businesses because they put people, not profit, at the centre of the enterprise.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Inclusion in the Australian Co-operative and Mutual Sector

New inclusion research report

Doing business together – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Inclusion in the Australian Co-operative and Mutual Sector report.
City buildings

National Mutual Economy

Annual report on the size and contribution of the Australian co-op and mutual sector provides a yearly update on the health of the sector.
Stuart Crosthwaite - Dairy Farmer - Fightback Farmers

Fightback Farmers

Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together follows the fascinating journey of Aussie primary producers as they battle to save their businesses from the brink of disaster. Watch on ABC iview.

Current campaigns

Bushfire regrowth and resilience

Community resilience and recovery

Community resilience and recovery highlights the role of co-operatives in helping communities bounce back from the 2019/20 bushfires.

Boy and carer playing connect 4, Kudos

Action to Empower: Social Care Mutuals

Action to Empower is our campaign to empower consumers and carers in social care markets to take back control through business model innovation.

Blurred motion image of business man and woman walking in NYC

Blueprint for Australia

Our policy guide for a sustainable economy that works in the interests of all Australians.

Upcoming events & training

blank
1 February 2022

BCCM Public Affairs Committee meeting

The BCCM Public Affairs Committee is being formed to coordinate the sector’s activities and provide feedback for the BCCM on policy and advocacy matters in the lead-up to the next election cycle.
blank
2 February 2022

Co-operative Retailers’ Forum meeting

The Co-operative Retailers’ Forum provides a national platform for co-operative retailers to network, share information and provide feedback to the BCCM on policy, education and research priorities.
hands holding globe - Bill Oxford, Unsplash
7 February 2022

ESG Partner Project Community of Practice meeting

This project is designed to give mutuals and co-operatives a leading edge in the burgeoning ESG investment market.
Introduction to CMEs course
8 February 2022

An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals

A program for employees of co-operative and mutual businesses developed to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the CME sector.

Latest news

blank
27 January 2022

Co-operatives and mutuals shine in 2022 Honours List

Congratulations to the following outstanding people on being recognised in the 2022 Honours List.
Peter Hunt, speaking at World Coop Congress in Seoul about how Mutuo's policy-led strategies for cooperatives & mutuals have built partnerships with govt to create new laws & improve the business environment, leading to the growth of coops and mutuals
17 January 2022

Global cooperatives come together in Seoul

Just before Christmas, the 33rd Global Cooperative Congress took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
blank
17 January 2022

Co-operative and mutual education and training prospectus 2022

Are you taking a fresh look at education and training options for professional development?

Latest videos

play videoThe Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals

The BCCM is the peak body for co-ops and mutuals in Australia.
play videoMutual Value Measurement (MVM)

Mutual Value Measurement©

The MVM Framework© helps co-ops and mutuals measure their total value creation through a set of common dimensions and shared language about measuring and reporting mutual value.
play videoFightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together

Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together

New ABC documentary featuring local heroes showing why co-operative farming could be a solution for modern agriculture and its communities
play video2021 National Mutual Economy video screenshot

2021 National Mutual Economy Report

The 2021 National Mutual Economy Report measures the size and the performance of the Australian co-operative and mutual sector.
play videoThousands of people and businesses collaborate in co-operatives in Northern Rivers NSW. Words overlayed over mangoes on conveyor belt

Co-operatives in Northern Rivers NSW

Thousands of people and businesses collaborate in co-operatives in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, bringing $2.4 billion to the regional economy.

Latest research

Research and Reports icon overlayed on top of a close up of an open printed report, with hand holding it open.
This report, commissioned by the BCCM, looks at four case studies around Australia where a local co-operative has been the backbone of community resilience and recovery following disaster.
Research and Reports icon overlayed on top of a close up of an open printed report, with hand holding it open.
This report examines the nature of company boards’ understanding and familiarity with the concept of social responsibility and the importance of their corporate footprint being open to scrutiny.
Research and Reports icon overlayed on top of a close up of an open printed report, with hand holding it open.
This report focusses on the potential contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to innovation and reforms in aged care and disability services, informed by Australian experiences and a BCCM study tour...

Case studies

Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative Members photoshoot 2017 fisherman with lobster on boat
Australia’s largest fishing co-operative, formed by a small group of Western Australian rock lobster fishermen.
Cropped shot of a customer paying for coffee with a credit card at a cafe
Bank Australia became the first mutual bank in Australia in 2011 when it secured a banking licence.
Kudos client and staff member playing Connect 4 game
Kudos is Australia’s first public service mutual to form from a government agency, operating in the NDIS.

Our members

Almondco Australia Ltd logo
APS Benefits Group Logo
Australian Military Bank Logo
Bank Australia Logo
Australian Unity Logo
Avant Mutual Logo
Bank Australia logo
Bank of us Logo
Bank First Logo
Bank Vic logo
Beyond Bank logo
Capricorn Society logo
CivicRisk Mutual
blank
Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL) logo
Common Equity NSW Logo
Community Co-operative Store - The Barossa Logo
Community First Credit Union Logo
Defence Bank Logo
Employers Mutual Limited Logo
Employsure Mutual Limited Logo
Futurity Investment Group Logo
G&C Mutual Bank logo
Geraldton Fishermans Co-operative Logo
Go Vita logo
Great Southern Bank logo
Greater Bank Logo
HCF logo
Heritage Bank Logo
HIF Logo
IMB Bank Logo
Independent Liquor Group Logo
KeyInvest Logo
Kudos Services logo
Lawcover Logo
Marquis Macadamias Logo
Master Butchers Co-operative Logo
MDA National Logo
NRMA logo
Norco Co-operative Logo
Oz Group Co-op logo
P&N Bank logo
People’s Choice Credit Union Logo
Police Bank Logo
Queensland Country Bank Logo
RACQ logo
RapidClean logo
Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA) logo
SGS Economics and Planning Logo
StateCover Mutual Limited logo
Teachers Mutual Bank Logo
The Casino Food Coop, formerly The Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd
The Mutual Bank logo
The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania (RACT)
The Royal Automobile Club of WA (RAC)
Travellers Choice Logo
UFS Dispensaries Ltd logo
Unimutual Limited Logo
Yenda Producers Logo