Australia's only peak body for
all coops + mutuals
What we do
The BCCM works hard to identify and remove barriers to fair competition and innovation for Australian CMEs by improving awareness of the important contribution of these businesses to the economy and community.
Many of the BCCM’s greatest successes have come from the strong relationships we build with influencers in Australia and internationally.
We work with governments, regulators and
We work closely with the ACCC so that discussion about competitive markets includes the co-operative and mutual business model.
We work with the AASB so changes to accounting standards don’t have a negative effect on member businesses.
We work with universities, professional bodies, AICD and the Governance Institute of Australia to make sure that courses in law, accounting, commerce and governance include the co-operative and mutual business model.
Making sure political parties, government and regulators understand Australia’s co-operative and mutual sector.
The CME Governance Principles, incorporate recommendations, guidance and commentary for effective member-focussed governance.