Our memberships

The BCCM is proud to be a member of the following professional associations and industry peak bodies.

International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)
The ICA is the voice of the co-operative movement worldwide. It was established in 1895 to promote the co-operative model. Today co-operative members represent at least 12% of humanity. As businesses driven by values and not by the remuneration of capital, the 3 million co-operatives on earth act together to build a better world. As a member of the ICA, the BCCM represents the Australian movement in discussions of global and regional strategy for the co-operative movement and stewardship of the co-operative principles.

Employee Ownership Australia (EOA)
EOA is an independent not for profit, member-based organisation. EOA represents its members in advocating for employee ownership in Australia. As a member of EOA, the BCCM supports the development, progression and growth of the employee ownership community in Australia.

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Australian Chamber is Australia’s largest and most representative business network. Its members are state and territory chambers of commerce, national industry associations and a council of business leaders from individual enterprises. The BCCM represents the co-operative and mutual movement in the Chamber.

International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF)
ICMIF is a global industry association for values-led insurers from across the globe to come together to strengthen their organisations within a non-competitive environment. ICMIF membership provides the BCCM access to a wealth of exclusive information and business knowledge to support its mutual insurance and risk protection members.

Sectorial Organization of the International Cooperative Alliance for Industry and Services (CICOPA)
CICOPA is a sector organisation of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) since 1947 and has three regional organisations: CECOP (CICOPA Europe), CICOPA Américas, and CICOPA Asia-Pacific. CICOPA promotes and represents workers’, social and producers’ cooperatives at the world level.