The United Nations International Year of Co-operatives 2012 was a once in a lifetime opportunity to promote our better business model. Co-operatives in Australia banded together to form their own industry-funded campaign, with no assistance from government. Thanks to all our fantastic supporters over the year - view our Hall of Honour.

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IYC 2012 Coin
IYC 2012 Coin
Australia was the only nation in the world to produce a collectible coin celebrating the UN International Year of Co-operatives in 2012. Order yours today.
IYC 2012 Stamp
IYC 2012 Stamp
Australia was also the only nation to have a commemorative stamp sheet created by Australia Post. Unfortunately, all have been sold.
Building a Better Australia: 50+ stories of co-operation
Building a Better Australia – the Official IYC 2012 Year Book
Building a Better Australia: 50+ stories of co-operation looks at the businesses, the people and the thinking behind more than 50 of the nation’s most interesting and diverse co-op enterprises.
Make a Donation
Make a Donation
This is a 100% industry funded campaign. With your help, we can create shared value that all Australian co-operative businesses can benefit from in 2012 and beyond.
IYC 2012 e-shop
IYC 2012 e-shop
The IYC Secretariat is continues to offer some promotional items from the IYC, with all proceeds to the National Appeal to fund the 2012 campaign.
IYC 2012 Badge
Say it with a Badge
Continue to be a co-op ambassador for the co-op business model with these commemorative lapel pins.




Bob Debus AM, Patron
Bob Debus AM, Patron IYC 2012
"People are looking for institutions they can trust. However [co-ops] strength is not only financial, it is ethical. Co-operatives are social businesses."

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The IYC 2012 Secretariat is proudly supported by Social Business Australia and Capricorn Society Ltd

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