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
26 October 2021
The BCCM Public Affairs Committee is being formed to coordinate the sector’s activities and provide feedback for the BCCM on policy and advocacy matters in the lead up to the next election cycle.
29 October 2021
Join experienced share registry provider Syndex and the BCCM for the launch of a new partnership aimed at supporting Australian CMEs member and share registry functions.
4 November 2021
Gerard Daniels and the BCCM's members-only webinar will focus on how to maximise success when making key executive appointments in mutuals and co-ops - the challenges and opportunities, on Thursday, 4...
20 October 2021
Cautious welcome for moves to avert insurance crisis facing the amusement, leisure and recreation sector
The ASBFEO report was a step towards finding affordable risk protection solutions for small businesses and family enterprises impacted by rising premiums.
18 October 2021
Agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank has launched a fund to invest in the sustainability and vitality of rural communities in Australia.
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.