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Co-operative Workshops

The Reinvigorating Regional Australia: a co-operative approach workshops explore how the co-op model has been successfully used in regional communities to create and retain important local services such as the supermarket, pub and even aged care.
Community co-operative shop

What you need to know

Time Committment: Low – 4 hours
When: 18-21 March 2024
Location: Wagin, Ravensthorpe, Perenjori and Wongan Hills
Cost: Fully funded by CBH

Am I eligible to register?

Designed for those who are interested in discovering the power of the co-operative model.

Yes, if you are a WA grain grower or anyone living/working in a WA grain growing community.

Benefits to you

  • Build your understanding of the model: Learn about the history, types, and key features of the co-operative model.  
  • Discover the power of co-operatives: Learn how the model has been successfully used to establish or retain essential services and information on establishing a co-operative. 
  • Connect with like-minded people: Network with others who see the value in community ownership. 

Application dates

Registrations are currently closed. Please contact with any queries.

  • Resources

    Didn’t get a chance to get to a workshop? Download the handbook for the Reinvigorating Regional Australia: a co-operative approach workshops below. 

Londa Finlayson co operative workshops

"I attended the Reinvigorating Regional Australia: a co-operative approach workshop in Wagin and I strongly recommend this workshop to others. Australian culture has a long, rich history with co-operatives, we seem to have misplaced the importance and the impact co-operatives have built for our economy. The content from Peter Kenyon, Lincolns Accounting and CBH Group were excellent. The information about Co-operatives vs Incorporated NFP was pivotal. Detailed explanations of concepts and key organisations to contact made the whole concept of co-operatives very streamlined. My key takeaway was the relevance in making a community impact, similar to the foundational story of why CBH Group was formed, it is predominantly about the members, leaving a legacy and empowering the community for generations. It was interesting to learn how a co-operative serves differently to the NFP Model and how both models serve the community above everything else."

Londa Finlayson
Wagin community member