Local, community-based organisation operating in the Southern Highlands for over 90 years
Bowral Co-op is a local, community-based provider of farm products, stock feed and pet food, merchandise and rural supplies in the Southern Highlands region of NSW.
We operate a large retail business that serves the public in general, as well as farmers on properties of all sizes, gardeners, homeowners and businesses in our region.
History of the Bowral Co-op
Bowral Co-op has over 90 years of history serving customers in the Southern Highlands of NSW. It was formed in 1926 to initially produce butter and whole milk in the district.
Rural Co-operatives existed for the benefit of their members, and at first membership was only open to dairy farmers who supplied milk to the Co-op. Later the Co-op began selling stock feed and and then expanded it’s retail operations to supply farmers, town-folk, trades people and gardeners, who were then allowed to become members. Following changes and rationalisations in the diary industry, Berrima Co-op withdrew from dairy production and milk transportation by 2000.
Bowral Co-op (Trading) had been formed in 1972 to operate the retail business and it expanded in the early 2000s to cater to changing demographics and land use in the area.
Today Bowral Co-op welcomes all members of the public as customers, from town-folk to people on the properties of all sizes. Regular customers also can become members and take advantage of extensive membership benefits.