Represents & Assists NSW Co-operatives

Promotes public awareness of Co-operatives

Facilitates & provides assistance & services

The Co-op Federation of NSW:

Co-ops in Australia - A Manual

This manual is designed to assist anyone who wants to start or join a co-operative, and also increase the understanding of members already involved in co-operatives across Australia. It is also designed to assist members of other entity types to understand the pros and cons of the co-operative structure (compared with their existing structure).
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Mid North Coast (Connected)

Mid North Coast [Connected] is a document that shows potential investors another side to this region:
an industrial paradise of low cost land, affordable housing, ever-increasing connectivity and a highly skilled workforce. We invite you to discover a world of business opportunities right on our doorstep, all within the setting of one of the most beautiful regions in Australia.
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The Co-operative Federation of NSW is a member of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals, which is the national peak body representing the co-operative and mutual models of enterprise.


About Us

The Federation is the peak representative body for co-operatives in New South Wales.

A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations, through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise.

If your organisation works in accordance with co-operative principles, please consider joining the Federation, so that we can strengthen the co-operative sector, to the benefit of everyone.

  • Represent and assist co-operatives and like entities in their relationships with government;

  • Facilitate and provide assistance and services, including the Co-operatives Conference every 18 months;

  • Promote public awareness and understanding of the significance of co-operative structures;

  • Promote the exchange of information amongst co-operative entities; and

  • Work with other co-operative organisations interstate and internationally.