Co-operative Principles

Tenant members of housing Co-operatives work together to make decisions about the rules of their Co-operative and how their co-operative operates. To assist them with these activities and to ensure an open and fair environment they adopt and promote the seven principles of Co-operation.

Principles of Co-operation

  • Voluntary and open membership

  • Democratic member control

  • Member economic participation

  • Autonomy and independence

  • Education, training and information

  • Co-operation among Co-operatives

  • Concern for the community

Tenant members of Ningana Collective and CENSW Field Officer counting votes at meeting
Tenant members of Emoh Ruo Co-operative at their AGM