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Tasmanian Co-operatives
The co-operative sector in Tasmania consisted of 28 co-operatives (excluding financial mutuals) in 2012, comprising 1.6% of the total number of co-operatives in Australia. 1

Little is known about the history of co-operatives in Tasmania, however, co-operatives appear to have emerged in the fruit and dairy industries in the late 19th century. 2

The first specific legislation for co-operatives in Tasmania was the Co-operative Industrial Societies Act 1928. In 1996, the state government agreed to adopt the national Co-operatives Laws Agreement, and replaced its earlier act with the Co-operatives Act 1999.

Today, co-operatives in Tasmania are involved in a range of economic and social activities. There are around 10 distributing co-operatives in the agriculture, manufacturing, transport, retail and wholesale trade industries, and 19 non distributing co-operatives in the accommodation and hospitality, arts and recreation, and housing industries.

The following are links to Tasmanian co-operatives with websites.

LINKS INDEX

  Retail Trade   Real Estate Services
  Wholesale Trade
 

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Residential Property Operators (Housing co-operatives)

Cohousing Co-operative Society Ltd

RETAIL TRADE

Art and Craft Outlets

Designer Crafts Co-operative Society Ltd
Resource Work Co-operative Society Ltd

Food Retailing

Source Community Wholefoods Co-operative Ltd

WHOLESALE TRADE

Grocery and Liquor Wholesaling

Tasmanian Independent Retailers Co-operative Society Ltd


1. Bulletin on Co-operatives National Law, Office of Consumer Affairs & Fair Trading, Tasmania 2012.
2. Gary Lewis, The Democracy Principle: Farmer Co-operatives in Twentieth Century Australia, 2006.

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