The voice of Australian Cooperatives & Mutuals

Co-operative Farming

BCCM, with support from the Australian Government, is running the Co-operative Farming Program to future proof Aussie farmers, fishers and foresters. View our new online course, Capital Builder and Blueprint. 

Leading the Resilience 

This report describes how the natural resilience of co-operative and mutual businesses has helped them to react positively to the coronavirus pandemic challenge, by keeping true to the purpose of serving their members.

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.

BCCM News & Media

Master Butchers Co-op launches innovative SA apprentice incentive

The Master Butchers Co-operative (MBL) will this month launch the MBL Apprentice Incentive Scheme to help their members bring new apprentices into the industry. MBL will cover set-up costs of up to $930, after subsidies, of any member's new apprentice training in...

Updated Community Investment Handbook 2021 now available

An updated version of BCCM’s Community Investment for Australian Co-operatives Handbook is now available for download via the Get Mutual resource hub. The Handbook is a guide for communities considering forming a co-operative and using it to fund activities to benefit...

CME response to COVID: The Hon Scott Farlow speech

Yesterday’s 2021 BCCM Leaders’ Summit commenced with the Breakfast on the Hill at NSW Parliament where the contribution of CMEs through COVID-19 was recognised by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and for Covid Recovery, The Hon Scott Farlow.

BCCM announces 2020 Honour Roll Inductees

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) congratulated the 2020 inductees to the BCCM Honour Roll at today’s Leaders’ Summit – The Sustainability Edition, held in Sydney. BCCM CEO, Melina Morrison said that the awards recognise leadership and...

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.


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