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.
BCCM launches $7m social care program
Care Together will help improve the quality and diversity of services provided to older Australians, people living with disability, and veterans in remote and regional areas and other areas of high...
Round two applications open
Grow your co-operative; increase your positive impact with education, training, advisory services and mentoring to support emerging co-operatives and mutuals.
Sustainability Strategy for Co-operatives and Mutuals
Our new accredited training course Sustainability Strategy for Co-operatives and Mutuals will help co-ops and mutuals respond to the net zero imperative and develop sustainability strategies.
8 March 2023
Co-ops and mutuals are #CrackingTheCode this International Women’s Day
Today, Wednesday 8 March, we are celebrating International Women's Day 2023. UN Women Australia have declared this year’s theme to be: Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future.
7 March 2023
National Agricultural Co-operatives Roundtable
The BCCM has established Australia’s first national network of agricultural co-operatives to promote information sharing, shared learning and problem-solving.
28 February 2023
BCCM celebrates 10 years of co-operation
In 2023 we are celebrating ten years of the BCCM. This is not only a coming of age for Australia’s first cross-sector advocacy body for co-ops and mutuals, the last decade also represents an...
Co-operative and Mutual Climate Policy
Co-operative and mutual enterprises are coming together to accelerate action towards tackling climate change.
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.
Blueprint for Australia
Our policy guide for a sustainable economy that works in the interests of all Australians.
Upcoming events & training
28 March 2023
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.
29 March 2023
Company Secretaries Forum
A forum for co-operative and mutual secretaries to raise and discuss contemporary governance issues and network with colleagues.
29 March 2023
Social Care Community of Practice
Invitation only. The next Social Care Community of Practice will be held on Wednesday, 29 March 2023 and will run for 2 hours.
5 April 2023
BCCM Public Affairs Committee meeting
The BCCM Public Affairs Committee is being formed following the launch of the BCCM’s policy blueprint: A Strong Economy: It’s every Australian’s business.
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.
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).
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.
Discretionary Risk Mutuals
Interview with Capricorn CEO Jim Glossat, Unimutual CEO Geoff Henderson, CivicRisk Mutual CEO Andrew Armitstead and BCCM CEO Melina Morrison.
The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals
The BCCM is the peak body for co-ops and mutuals in Australia.
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.
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.
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
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.