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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.


The Co-operative Federation of NSW:

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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.


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Peter Russell-Clarke had a great spot on A Current Affair the other day  If you want to look for incorporated co-operatives around Australia, try this website. But remember, lots of food co-ops exist, probably one near you, that aren't incorporated, so they won't turn up on any official website.  If you want to have a long term co-operative that gives benefit to you as a consumer and to the producers who supply it, get involved and help incorporate one.  Ask us or your local co-op contact for ideas, contacts and help.

Co-operatives Australia has published the list of Australia's Top 100 Co-operatives, Credit Unions and Mutuals for 2012. More details..

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Help promote the co-operative model by adopting the .coop domain for your co-operative. More...

The Co-operative Federation of NSW can provide training courses for co-operative directors and members, including: governance training, to improve the performance of co-operative Boards; education for members on how they can best participate in their co-operative and more. More details...