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.
Doing business together – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ Inclusion in the Australian Co-operative and Mutual Sector report.
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
1 February 2022
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.
2 February 2022
The Co-operative Retailers’ Forum provides a national platform for co-operative retailers to network, share information and provide feedback to the BCCM on policy, education and research priorities.
7 February 2022
This project is designed to give mutuals and co-operatives a leading edge in the burgeoning ESG investment market.
27 January 2022
Congratulations to the following outstanding people on being recognised in the 2022 Honours List.
17 January 2022
Just before Christmas, the 33rd Global Cooperative Congress took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
17 January 2022
Are you taking a fresh look at education and training options for professional development?
This report, commissioned by the BCCM, looks at four case studies around Australia where a local co-operative has been the backbone of community resilience and recovery following disaster.
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...
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.