Looking for help to run and grow your co-op? The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals offers support, resources and information for existing co-operatives looking to grow.

Get a referral

The BCCM provides referrals to advisors who can support co-operatives and mutuals of all sizes to thrive:

Co-operative development and business planning

  • Review your co-operative business plan.

Legal and governance

  • Advice on drafting or amending co-operative rules and other legal documents.
  • Compliance issues.
  • Support for your board of directors.

Accounting and auditing

  • Review your financial projections and tax position.
  • Advice from professionals experienced in co-operatives.

Co-operative finance

  • Guidance on co-operative securities and financing options.

Member engagement

  • Get assistance to engage current and new members.
  • Review your Member Value Proposition.

Marketing and promotion

  • Refresh your co-operative branding and marketing.
  • Help with web-based business features.

Advocacy and communications

  • Communicate effectively with government, the media and the public.

Contact the BCCM for a referral.

The BCCM does not warrant or guarantee the work undertaken by any advisers or professionals under referral and is not liable in relation to goods or services such advisers or professionals may provide to you. The BCCM makes all attempts to provide accurate and up-to-date information but does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of information provided.

Virtual support

Register for BCCM’s online module – What are Co-operatives and Mutuals? 

Browse BCCM’s summary of co-operative education in Australia.

Use the BCCM Co-op Builder as a tool to review your co-op’s rules and access template forms and registers.

News and events

Stay in touch with all things co-ops and mutuals: read BCCM’s latest news, media releases and in the media, sign up to our e-newsletter, read past issues, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn and browse the BCCM video gallery.   

The BCCM hosts educational events suitable for new and existing co-operatives. See what’s coming up.  

Find a co-op

Co-operatives are usually willing to share information to assist other co-operatives. Reach out to a co-op in your area or industry using the Co-operatives and Mutuals Geolocator.

Become a member of the BCCM

Co-operatives and mutuals can become a friend or a member of the BCCM. The BCCM is the national peak body for the co-operative and mutual sector. Get member-only support, resources and networking opportunities. Contact us to discuss the benefits of membership as a start-up co-op.

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