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
17 August 2021
This three day course is designed to equip accounting and legal practitioners with the relevant knowledge to be able to advise clients on setting up and running effective co-operative businesses.
25 August 2021
August 2021: A program for employees of co-operatives and mutual businesses developed to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the CME sector.
1 September 2021
Express your interest to attend the September 2021 Mutual Value Measurement (MVM) Virtual Masterclass led by Dr Paul Thambar (Monash Business School).
26 July 2021
The Northern Territory’s biggest date farm has recorded a bumper harvest.
19 July 2021
The documentary that’s educating more Australians about a little-known business model in Victoria’s Myrtleford and Alpine regions is driving more business to the area.
19 July 2021
Meld Studios has announced that it was transitioning ownership from its three founders to an employee ownership trust.
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.