Business Council of Co−operatives and Mutuals

THIS IS SOCIAL BUSINESS
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.
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Education scholarships

Are you an employee or director of an Australian mutual ADI? Scholarships are available to attend two courses. Applications close at 5 pm, Tuesday, 31 May 2022.
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Cooperative Identity survey

Co-operatives worldwide, their members and employees, and all other persons familiar with co-ops are invited to participate.
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National Mutual Economy

Annual report on the size and contribution of the Australian co-op and mutual sector provides a yearly update on the health of the sector.

Latest news

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24 May 2022

BCCM CEO announces candidacy for President of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)

BCCM CEO, Melina Morrison, has announced her candidacy for President of the International Co-operative Alliance.
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24 May 2022

Migration a fix for labour shortage: CEOs

The BCCM urged greater co-operation with the sector to find equitable solutions for challenges facing local communities.
23 May 2022

Agriculture industry ‘ready to work with Labor’ as leaders label biosecurity and skills shortage key issues

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals - which CBH Group is a member of - urged the Labor Government to have “greater collaboration with the sector”.

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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Blueprint for Australia

Our policy guide for a sustainable economy that works in the interests of all Australians.

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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.

Upcoming events & training

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1 June 2022

ESG Partner Project webinar: ESG compliant financing

This project is designed to give mutuals and co-operatives a leading edge in the burgeoning ESG investment market.
6 June 2022

Q & A with world class trainers of the BCCM Exclusive Innovation Masterclass

Designed to help co-op and mutual executives and emerging leaders develop an innovation mindset, this three, half-day online masterclass is delivered by Strategyzer's Fred Etiemble and UTS's Professor...
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7 June 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.
8 June 2022

MCIs – the story of a successful industry driven campaign and new opportunities for growth

One-hour free webinar for BCCM members on MCIs – the story of a successful industry driven campaign and new opportunities for growth.

Meet our co-ops

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Australia’s largest fishing co-operative, formed by a small group of Western Australian rock lobster fishermen.
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Bank Australia became the first mutual bank in Australia in 2011 when it secured a banking licence.
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Kudos is Australia’s first public service mutual to form from a government agency, operating in the NDIS.

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.
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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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2021 National Mutual Economy Report

The 2021 National Mutual Economy Report measures the size and the performance of the Australian co-operative and mutual sector.
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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 Military Bank Logo
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Australian Unity Logo
Avant Mutual Logo
Bank Australia logo
Bank of us Logo
Bank First Logo
Bank Vic logo
Beyond Bank logo
Capricorn Society logo
CivicRisk Mutual
Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL) logo
Common Equity NSW Logo
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
Greater Bank Logo
HCF logo
Heritage Bank Logo
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IMB Bank logo
Independent Liquor Group Logo
KeyInvest Logo
Kudos Services logo
Lawcover Logo
Marquis Macadamias Logo
Master Butchers Co-operative Logo
MDA National Logo
NRMA logo
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
RACQ logo
RapidClean logo
Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA) logo
SGS Economics and Planning Logo
StateCover Mutual Limited logo
Teachers Mutual Bank Logo
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)
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UFS Dispensaries Ltd logo
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