Get help

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.

How we can help you

Get a referral for professional services

The BCCM provides referrals to advisors who can assist with the fundamentals of co-operative business planning:

  • Co-operative development and business planning
    • Test the feasibility of your co-operative idea.
    • Develop your co-operative business plan.
  • Legal and governance
    • Get advice on co-operative and mutual legal structures and governance.
  •  Accounting and auditing
    • Develop your financial projections and tax position.
    • Advice from professionals experienced in co-operatives.
  •  Co-operative finance
    • Guidance on co-operative securities and financing options.
  • Co-operative development and business planning
    • Test the feasibility of your co-operative idea.
    • Develop your co-operative business plan.
  • Legal and governance
    • Get advice on co-operative and mutual legal structures and governance.
  •  Accounting and auditing
    • Develop your financial projections and tax position.
    • Advice from professionals experienced in co-operatives.
  •  Co-operative finance
    • Guidance on co-operative securities and financing options.

The BCCM provides referrals to advisors who can assist with the fundamentals of co-operative business planning:

Contact the Co-operative Farming team 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 modules in Learn.

Browse our summary of co-operative education in Australia.

Use the Farming Together Co-op Builder or Get Mutual Co-op Builder tool to draft your co-op’s legal documents and access template forms and registers.

Learn about co-operative finance and how to raise funds in the Capital Builder.

News and events

Stay in touch with all things co-ops and mutuals: read latest news, media releases and in the media, sign up to our e-newsletter (in the footer of this page), like us on Facebook,  or follow us on Twitter or Instagram, and join our Facebook group. Browse the BCCM video gallery.

The Co-operative Farming project is hosting livestreaming 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 at all stages of development. 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 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 and options for membership as a start-up co-op.