Represents & Assists NSW Co-operatives

Promotes public awareness of Co-operatives

Facilitates & provides assistance & services

The Co-op Federation of NSW:


2015 AGM - 30th October

NSW Co-operatives Seminar - 30th October

NSW Co-operatives Symposium - 31st October

See our EVENTS page for further details


Friday, 30 October, 2015

The 2015 Co-operative Federation of NSW Workshop program will feature leaders at the forefront of values and ethical social business whose dynamic leadership strategies are generating results in building resilient communities.The Co-op Federation of NSW AGM will be held in the afternoon. More details..

Co-operatives NSW Symposium

Saturday 31st October

The symposium will address a wide range issues in the co-operative sector including the legal framework and the role of social media. A particular focus will be food co-operatives, which are growing in both Australia and the US and have a focus on natural, local and sustainable food. More details…


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.