We represent over 24,000 shopfronts across Australia and New Zealand, making us the one of the most powerful voices for Australian businesses. Our policy team works hard to bring retailers together in a non-competitive environment and provide a platform to have your voice heard.

We tackle the issues you can’t tackle alone.

 

How we represent your interests

Business Operations & Risks

From everyday business risks through to wider industry issues, our policy team supports and works closely with members to drive change in all areas of retail.

We use in-house and external resources to stay actively involved in issues that matter to retailers.

Committees

We coordinate a number of important industry committees. These committees facilitate vital discussions and offer retailers the opportunity to contribute to retail industry policy.

Find out more about our active committees at the links below:

Regulatory Reform

Retail regulations are often subject to change. As a peak industry body, we contribute to important discussions, meetings and submissions to fight for the best outcomes for the retail industry.

Find out more about our work on Liquor Regulation and Gift card reform.

Environmental Regulations

The National Retail Association continues to play an active role in developing and implementing environmental regulations in the retail space.

Recent projects include:

  1. QLD Plastic Bag Ban
  2. WA Plastic Bag Ban
  3. Container Deposit Schemes
Special Events

We liaise with government around special events like the Commonwealth Games and public holidays that impact the retail sector.

Latest News

1.5 billion single use plastic bags eliminated since July

A total of 1.5 billion single-use plastic carry bags have been eliminated since major supermarkets implemented their self-imposed bans...

A total of 1.5 billion single-use plastic carry bags have been eliminated since major supermarkets implemented their self-imposed bans in July, according to the National Retail Association (NRA). The decision by Australia’s two biggest supermarkets to no longer offer single-use free plastic carry bags also coincided with a state-wide ban...

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Forums will get Queensland ready for Container Refund Scheme

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Leeanne Enoch A...

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts The Honourable Leeanne Enoch A series of community forums will be held across Queensland to encourage community groups to participate in recycling opportunities through Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme, which starts on November 1. Minister for Environment...

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Upcoming Events

22
Jan

Rostering for compliance under the General Retail Industry Award Online Workshop

To assist our members in eliminating the headache that comes with preparing rosters, the NRA has developed a 2-hour...

To assist our members in eliminating the headache that comes with preparing rosters, the NRA has developed a 2-hour online workshop that will unpack the rostering principles and highlight the intricacies of the Retail Award. This live and interactive workshop will deliver an overview of compliant rostering practices that will...

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23
Jan

Chinese New Year Sales Workshop – Brisbane

Want to know how to maximise your sales to Chinese customers? NRA has partnered with AXCEN, Australia - China Business...

Want to know how to maximise your sales to Chinese customers? NRA has partnered with AXCEN, Australia - China Business Development group, to provide a series of workshops across Australia to help you better engage with Chinese consumers. In the Brisbane workshop, you will learn: The secrets to Chinese buying motivations ...

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