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...
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.
Ten years of co-operation
In 2023 we are celebrating ten years of the BCCM. To recognise the achievements of the BCCM over the past decade, each month we’ll be bringing you a story of impact and value from our sector.
8 June 2023
Offshoring of Australia’s food processing must be reversed – BCCM
The BCCMs today said the offshoring of Australia’s food processing capability must be reversed.
31 May 2023
Time to revive co-ops
Producer-owned dairy companies can offer stability in the marketplace, while the big milk processors who dominate the industry cannot, writes Melina Morrison in The Weekly Times.
29 May 2023
The sector that wants to sandbag itself from private equity
The UK's Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Bill is a legislative model Australia’s mutual and co-op industry is keen to see replicated.
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
21 June 2023
Social Care Community of Practice
Invitation only. The next Social Care Community of Practice will be held on Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 9:00 am – 10:30 am AEST.
22 June 2023
BCCM CEO Summit and Directors’ Dinner
The BCCM will host its CEO-only roundtable summit and directors' dinner in Sydney on 22 June.
28 June 2023
Modern Slavery Working Group
BCCM member working group on modern slavery.
1 July 2023
Sustainability Strategy for Co-operatives and Mutuals course – Module 3 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.
Mutual Value Measurement is the answer
Andrew Haigh, Newcastle Building Society CEO, talks about the Mutual Value Measurement Framework©.
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.