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 fulfill their purpose. They are social businesses because they put people, not profit at the centre of the enterprise.
The BCCM will close over Christmas from 17 December and will reopen on 17 January 2022. Our best wishes for a restful and safe holiday season.
Our report on the response of Australian co-ops and mutuals to the COVID-19 pandemic staying true to their purpose of serving their members.
Upcoming events & training
9 December 2021
Launch of Doing Business Together, the third report in the BCCM diversity and inclusion series, on Indigenous inclusion in co-operatives and mutuals.
13 December 2021
This project is designed to give mutuals and co-operatives a leading edge in the burgeoning ESG investment market.
1 February 2022
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.
8 December 2021
Natalie Browning makes history as the first Australian on the International Co-operative Alliance board
CBH’s first female grower director Natalie Browning is continuing to smash glass ceilings after becoming the first Australian elected to the International Co-operative Alliance’s Asia Pacific...
6 December 2021
Ms Morrison welcomed the Ombudsman’s findings that DMFs could provide cost effective alternate risk protection, which was essential to ensuring the viability of small businesses in broken markets.
30 November 2021
Natalie Browning, Deputy Chair of Australia’s largest co-operative and a founding member of the BCCM – CBH Group, was today elected to the regional board of the International Co-operative...
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.
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.
Action to Empower: Why Australia needs more co-operative and mutual enterprises in health, community, and social services
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...
Australia’s largest fishing co-operative, formed by a small group of Western Australian rock lobster fishermen.
Bank Australia became the first mutual bank in Australia in 2011 when it secured a banking licence.