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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 billion dollar commercial enterprises serving national and international markets.

The following is a list of the top 20 co-operatives registered under Australian co-operatives law and is sourced from the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutual's 2016 National Mutual Economy Report.

The list is dominated by co-ops in the wholesale (13] and retail [4] trade industries. Co-operatives engaged in wholesale trade include nine which market agricultural products and seafood, and four in other goods wholesaling. The remaining three co-ops manufacture agricultural products.

NSW has the most co-operatives in the top 20 [13], followed by South Australia [4] and Western Australia [3].

Top 20 Australian Co-operatives by Annual Turnover 2016

$1billion+
$1b - $500m
$500m - $100m
$100m - $50m
$50m - $35m

Rank
Name of Co-operative Industry State
1
Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd Wholesale WA
2
Norco Co-operative Ltd Manufacturing NSW
3
Namoi Cotton Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW
4
Geraldton Fishermen's Co-operative Ltd Wholesale WA
5
Independent Liquor Group (Distribution) Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW
6
Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd Manufacturing NSW
7
Western Australian Meat Marketing Co-operative Ltd Wholesale WA
8
Independent Liquor Group (Suppliers) Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW
9
Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW
10
Plumbers Supplies Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW
11
University Co-operative Bookshop Ltd Retail NSW
12
New South Wales Sugar Milling Co-operative Ltd Manufacturing NSW
13
Hastings Co-operative Ltd Retail NSW
14
The Community Co-operative Store (Nuriootpa) Ltd Retail SA
15
Rapid Group Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW
16
Yenda Producers Co-operative Society Ltd Retail NSW
17
CCW Co-operative Ltd Wholesale SA
18
Master Butchers Co-operative Ltd Wholesale SA
19
Lenswood Coldstores Co-operative Society Ltd Wholesale SA
20
Batlow Fruit Co-operative Ltd Wholesale NSW

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