Business Council of Co−operatives and Mutuals

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.

Leaders' Summit: Tickets on sale

Speakers and program announced and tickets on sale for the 2022 BCCM Leaders’ Summit, Taste of Australia Dinner and the BCCM Honour Roll Awards.
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Supporting the growth of co-ops and mutuals

The Bunya Fund is Australia’s first Co-operative Development Fund and was established by the BCCM in co-operation with our members.
Simon Stahl, CEO of The Casino Food Co-op with army feeding local community after floods

Podcast: Putting people before profit

Discover why The Casino Food Co-op is such an asset to its community, and what the future holds for this forward-thinking co-operative.

Latest news

AMF Flood Relief Fund
21 September 2022

Small grants for flood impacted communities: Second round of successful recipients announced

The Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) and its partners are now pleased to announce the second round of small grants recipients.
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5 September 2022

Co-ops and Mutuals offer solution to jobs and skills shortages

The BCCM has urged the Federal Government to invest in businesses that allow workers to share in productivity gains as part of its strategy to address jobs and skills shortages.
5 September 2022

Are cooperatives and mutuals one answer to Australia’s weak wages growth?

Recent figures show businesses have increased their profits much faster than their workers' wages, with finance leading that shift. But there is one sector of the finance industry where workers have...

Current campaigns

2022 Queensland and NSW 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.

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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

28 September 2022

Worker Cooperatives and Trade Unions: Exploring relations in the Asia-Pacific Region

CICOPA invites to you join its upcoming webinar in collaboration with CICOPA Asia-Pacific on the 28 September 2022.  
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10 October 2022

ESG Partner Project Community of Practice meeting

This project is designed to give mutuals and co-operatives a leading edge in the burgeoning ESG investment market.
Introduction to CMEs course
11 October 2022

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.
Company secretary forum
13 October 2022

Company Secretaries Forum

Member only forum for co-operative and mutual secretaries to raise and discuss contemporary governance issues and network with colleagues.

Meet our co-ops

The bank that’s putting its members first and strengthening the capacity of its community to recover from the 2022 floods
Improving the health of our members and the local community.
Kudos Services
A mutual solution to a complex problem

Latest videos

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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.
play video2022 National Mutual Economy Report

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.
play videoFightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together

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

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Australian Unity Logo
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Bank Vic logo
Beyond Bank logo
Capricorn Society logo
Carpet One
CivicRisk Mutual
Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL) logo
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Community Co-operative Store - The Barossa 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
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IMB Bank logo
Independent Liquor Group Logo
KeyInvest Logo
Kudos Services logo
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Marquis Macadamias Logo
Master Butchers Co-operative Logo
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Medical Indemnity Protection Society
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Norco Co-operative Logo
Oz Group Co-op logo
P&N Bank logo
People’s Choice Credit Union Logo
Police Bank Logo
Queensland Country Bank Logo
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RapidClean logo
Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA) logo
SGS Economics and Planning Logo
StateCover Mutual Limited logo
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The Casino Food Coop, formerly The Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd
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The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania (RACT)
The Royal Automobile Club of WA (RAC)
UFS Dispensaries Ltd logo
Westfund Health Insurance logo
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