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.
Co-operative and Mutual Climate Policy

Co-operatives and Mutuals Declaration of Climate Action

This declaration sets out how co-ops and mutuals will respond to the net zero transition over the coming years and take advantage of the opportunities for prosperity from a low carbon economy.

Sustainability Strategy for Co-operatives and Mutuals

New internationally accredited training programme with consultancy input focussing on the ‘E’ in ESG and helping co-ops and mutuals respond to the net zero imperative. Early bird prices available.
The Bunya Fund logo

Supporting the growth of co-ops and mutuals

The Bunya Fund is Australia’s first Co-operative Development Fund. It provides help for new co-ops and mutuals. Find out more and meet the recipients of round one of funding.

Latest news

30 January 2023

BCCM 2023 Pre-Budget submission

The BCCM 2023 Pre-Budget submission has called on the Federal Government to explore how co-operatives and mutuals can help to deliver progress in priority policy areas.
27 January 2023

Service to co-ops and mutuals recognised in Australia Day 2023 Honours List

Congratulations to these outstanding people on being recognised in the 2023 Honours List. Your service and achievements shine a light on the co-operative and mutual sector.
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23 January 2023

BCCM launches $7m social care program

The BCCM has started work on a new Commonwealth funded education, training and advisory program to start and grow more co-ops and mutuals in social care.

Current campaigns

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Blueprint for Australia

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

2022 floods crisis

Co-ops and mutuals are well placed to contribute to the immediate emergency response and the longer recovery effort for impacted communities.

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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.

Upcoming events & training

14 February 2023

Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives meeting

Parliamentary Friends of Mutuals and Co-operatives holds biannual meetings at Australian Parliament House to focus political attention on the sector.
20 February 2023

Sustainability Strategy for Co-operatives and Mutuals course – Module 1 launches

A new internationally accredited training programme with consultancy input focussing on the ‘E’ in ESG and helping CMEs respond to the net zero imperative – early-bird prices available now for...
1 March 2023

Modern Slavery Working Group

BCCM member working group on modern slavery.
The Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program (CMSDP) classroom
15 March 2023

Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program

CMSDP focuses on what sets co-operative and mutual businesses apart from other business types, and provides critical insights into key strategic focus areas.

Latest videos

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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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2022 National Mutual Economy Report

The 2022 National Mutual Economy Report measures the size and the performance of the Australian co-operative and mutual sector.
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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
Avant Mutual Logo
Bank Australia logo
Bank of us Logo
Bank First Logo
Bank Vic logo
Barossa Co-op
Beyond Bank logo
Capricorn Society logo
Carpet One
CivicRisk Mutual
Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL) logo
Common Equity NSW 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
HCF logo
Heritage Bank Logo
HIF Logo
IMB Bank logo
Independent Liquor Group Logo
KeyInvest Logo
Kudos Services logo
Lawcover 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
The Casino Food Coop, formerly The Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd
Lockyer Fruit and Veggie Cooperative logo
The Mutual Bank logo
The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania (RACT)
The Royal Automobile Club of WA (RAC)
UFS Dispensaries Ltd logo
Unimutual Limited Logo
Westfund Health Insurance logo
Yenda Producers Logo