Business Council of Co−operatives and Mutuals

About the BCCM
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.
Nathan Schneider

2023 Taste of Australia Dinner and Leaders' Summit

Tickets are on sale for the 2023 Taste of Australia Dinner and BCCM Leaders' Summit, 25-26 October in Brisbane.
2023 NME

2023 National Mutual Economy Report

This year's NME Report marks ten years of landmark research on Australia’s co-operative and mutual movement.
Co-operatives and mutuals a key focus of Budget funding for aged care innovation

BCCM launches $7m social care program

The Care Together Program is Australia’s first co-operative and mutual enterprise support program in social care.

Latest news

28 September 2023

Mutuals on the comeback

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison delivered the keynote address at ICMIF's AOA Seminar, a conference of global mutual insurers, hosted by BCCM member Capricorn Mutual earlier this week.
26 September 2023

BCCM CEO delivers keynote at mutual insurance event

BCCM CEO Melina Morrison delivered the keynote address at a conference of global mutual insurers hosted by BCCM member Capricorn Mutual.
14 September 2023

UN urges development partnership with the co-operative movement

The International Cooperative Alliance has welcomed the 2023 UN Secretary General report on cooperatives in social development .

Current campaigns

The BCCM's ten years of co-operation

In 2023 we are celebrating ten years of the BCCM – the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals. Follow our campaign.

Co-operative and Mutual Climate Policy

Co-operative and Mutual Climate Policy

Co-operative and mutual enterprises are coming together to accelerate action towards tackling climate change.

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Blueprint for Australia

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

Upcoming events & training

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9 October 2023

BCCM Finance Mutuals Housing Panel

BCCM Finance Mutuals Housing Panel
23 October 2023

Sustainable Mutual Business Community of Practice

The BCCM’s new Sustainable Mutual Business Community of Practice is a forum exclusively for BCCM members to share knowledge and practice on environmental, social and governance sustainability.
Chairs Forum
25 October 2023

Chairs’ Forum

The only cross-sector meeting for the Chairs of Australia’s leading co-operative and mutual enterprises.
25 October 2023

3rd National Agricultural Co-operatives Roundtable

BCCM agricultural members are invited to the BCCM National Agricultural Co-operatives Roundtable in Brisbane on 25 October 2023.

Latest videos

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2023 National Mutual Economy Report

The 2023 National Mutual Economy Report measures the size and the performance of the Australian co-operative and mutual sector.
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Cracking the code on IWD2023

Co-ops and mutuals are #CrackingTheCode this #IWD2023 by leveraging inclusive technologies, embracing disruptive innovation and ensuring access to education..
play videoAndrew Haigh, Newcastle Building Society CEO, talks about Mutual Value Measurement© (MVM), world-first framework to measure the value of co-operative and mutual businesses.

Mutual Value Measurement is the answer

Andrew Haigh, Newcastle Building Society CEO, talks about the Mutual Value Measurement Framework©.
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Co-op Women's Voices: Melina Morrison

Melina Morrison's 2022 Co-op Women's Voices Interview with Rebecca Harvey (Co-operative News) and Sarah Alldred (Co-operative College).
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Relevance and inspiration – connecting with the next generation of co-operators

2022 BCCM Summit Closing keynote speaker Ana Aguirre, President, Youth Network, International Co-operative Alliance.
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Discretionary Risk Mutuals

Interview with Capricorn CEO Jim Glossat, Unimutual CEO Geoff Henderson, CivicRisk Mutual CEO Andrew Armitstead and BCCM CEO Melina Morrison.
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The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals

The BCCM is the peak body for co-ops and mutuals in Australia.
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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.
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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
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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.

Our members

Almondco Australia Ltd logo
APS Benefits Group Logo
Australian Military Bank Logo
Australian mutual bank logo
Australian Unity Logo
Bank Australia logo
Bank First Logo
Bank of us Logo
Bank Vic logo
Beyond Bank logo
Capricorn Society logo
CivicRisk Mutual
Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL) logo
Common Equity NSW Logo
Community First Bank
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
HCF logo
Heritage Bank Logo
HIF Logo
IMB Bank logo
Independent Liquor Group Logo
KeyInvest Logo
Kudos Services logo
Lawcover Logo
Lockyer Fruit and Veggie Cooperative logo
Master Butchers Co-operative Logo
MDA National Logo
Medical Indemnity Protection Society
NRMA logo
Norco
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
Barossa Co-op
The Casino Food Coop, formerly The Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd
The Mutual Bank logo
The Royal Automobile Club of WA (RAC)
Unimutual Limited Logo
Unity Bank logo
Westfund Health Insurance logo
Yenda Producers Logo