The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (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.
28 February 2024
In late 2023, the BCCM and the Parliamentary Friends of Co-operatives and Mutuals held an Affordable Housing Policy Roundtable and Luncheon in Canberra.
23 February 2024
A History of Australian Co-operatives 1827-2023 provides a perspective on Australian co-op development within a conceptual framework and international context since the 1820s.
18 February 2024
The $12.4 million Lakewood redevelopment serves as an example of the potential for co-ops to play a greater role in the Housing Australia Fund.
Read our 2023 Taste of Australia Dinner and Leaders’ Summit wrap-up, watch the highlights video and find yourself in the photo galleries
The Care Together Program is Australia’s first co-operative and mutual enterprise support program in social care.
Upcoming events & training
13 March 2024
To be confirmed: NSW based members of the BCCM are cordially invited to attend this meeting of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Co-operatives and Mutuals.
15 March 2024
BCCM members are invited to attend the official report launch of The Value of Housing Co-operatives in Australia, Friday, 15 March.
18 March 2024
The half-day workshops will explore rejuvenating our regional communities through the proven power of community ownership and enterprise.
2022 BCCM Summit Closing keynote speaker Ana Aguirre, President, Youth Network, International Co-operative Alliance.