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Top 20 Australian Co-operatives

Australian co-operatives range in size from small not-for-profit organisations with 5 members to multi-million dollar commercial enterprises serving national and international markets.

The following is a list of the top 20 co-operatives registered under Australian Co-operatives National Law and is sourced from the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutual's 2022 National Mutual Economy Report.

The list is dominated by co-ops in the wholesale [12] and retail [4] trade industries. Co-operatives engaged in wholesale trade include six which market agricultural products and seafood, and six in other goods wholesaling. Three co-ops manufacture agricultural products and one provides child care services to Victoria's aboriginal community.

NSW has the most co-operatives in the top 20 [11], followed by South Australia [3], Western Australia [3] and one each from Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria.

Top 20 Australian Co-operatives by Annual Turnover FY2020-2021

$1billion+
$1bn - $500m
$500m - $100m
$100m - $50m
$50m - $30m

Rank
Name of Co-operative Industry State
1
Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd Wholesale WA
2
Norco Co-operative Ltd Manufacturing NSW
3
Independent Liquor Group (Suppliers) Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW
4
Independent Liquor Group Distribution Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW
5
Western Australian Meat Marketing Co-operative Ltd Wholesale WA
6
Geraldton Fishermen's Co-operative Ltd Wholesale WA
7
Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd Manufacturing NSW
8
Oz Group Co-op Ltd Wholesale NSW
9
Plumbers Supplies Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW
10
Yenda Producers Co-operative Society Ltd Retail NSW
11
Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW
12
New South Wales Sugar Milling Co-operative Ltd Manufacturing NSW
13
Hastings Co-operative Ltd Retail NSW
14
Tasmanian Independent Retailers Co-operative Society Ltd Wholesale Tas
15
CCW Co-operative Ltd Wholesale SA
16
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency Co-operative Ltd Child Care Vic
17
Master Butchers Co-operative Ltd Wholesale SA
18
The Community Co-operative Store (Nuriootpa) Ltd Retail SA
19
N.Q. Co-op Ltd Retail Qld
20
Rapid Group Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW

Top 20 Australian
Co-operatives

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