The voice of Australian Cooperatives & Mutuals
The Co-operative Farming Program future proofs Aussie farmers, fishers and foresters. View our online course, Capital Builder, Blueprint, podcast and new ABC documentary.
National Mutual Economy
Capital Partners Project
Our Capital Partners Project is helping mutuals to determine how best to raise capital and grow their business. All BCCM members are eligible to take part in this exciting new program.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) is Australia’s only peak body for co-operatives and mutuals across all industries. BCCM works to increase awareness of these businesses and their important contribution to the national economy and community development of Australia.
Co-ops feature in ABC documentary
Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together is a new ABC documentary featuring local heroes showing why co-operative farming could be a solution for modern agriculture and its communities.
BCCM News & Media
The Northern Territory’s biggest date farm has recorded a bumper harvest.
The documentary that’s educating more Australians about a little-known business model in Victoria’s Myrtleford and Alpine regions is driving more business to the area.
On June 24, 2021, Meld Studios announced that it was transitioning ownership from its three founders to an employee ownership trust (EOT) that owns shares on behalf of all 22 Meld employees.
Countless co-operatives and mutuals across Australia have a longstanding history, but others that are newly formed might not realise they’re part of a worldwide network of billions of people.
The boss of the Casino Food Co-op says co-operatives have driven the “revival and survival of the region” and “haven’t left or let people down”. And now a new report shows just how vital they are to our economy.
A new report is shining a much-needed spotlight on a critical part of the nation’s economy worth billions to Australians – that also gives them a fairer share of the pie.
Latest Resources and Research
We’re taking action on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), making sure that the interests of co-operatives and mutuals continue to be represented in a challenging business landscape.
Mutual Value Measurement (MVM) is a framework for measuring the value we create, that aligns with our values, developed by the BCCM, researchers at Monash University, our members and the CME sector.