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 fulfill their purpose. They are social businesses because they put people, not profit at the centre of the enterprise.
Our report on the response of Australian co-ops and mutuals to the COVID-19 pandemic staying true to their purpose of serving their members.
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.
Upcoming events & training
30 September 2021
How (1)? Governance structure – who owns it?; who runs it?; legal and regulatory issues.
6 October 2021
This project is designed to give mutuals and co-operatives a leading edge in the burgeoning ESG investment market.
12 October 2021
A program for employees of co-operatives and mutual businesses developed to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the CME sector.
12 October 2021
This webinar covers: what are the latest scientific findings and implications for Australia and what are the potential implications for the co-operatives and mutual sector?
14 September 2021
The BCCM is pleased to support the good people of Cootamundra working together to save local retail buying out the local Target store that shut down.
1 September 2021
The MOU will give aged care provider members greater opportunities to explore and consider different models of ownership and governance.
30 August 2021
ACSA and the BCCM have signed an MOU so ACSA member non-profit aged care providers can find out more about the attributes and benefits of co-operative and mutual enterprises models of care giving.
This report examines the nature of company boards’ understanding and familiarity with the concept of social responsibility and the importance of their corporate footprint being open to scrutiny.
Action to Empower: Why Australia needs more co-operative and mutual enterprises in health, community, and social services
This report focusses on the potential contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to innovation and reforms in aged care and disability services, informed by Australian experiences and a BCCM study tour...
For communities who want to work together to build an enterprise that serves their needs and aspirations. Updated 2021.
Australia’s largest fishing co-operative, formed by a small group of Western Australian rock lobster fishermen.
Bank Australia became the first mutual bank in Australia in 2011 when it secured a banking licence.