In April 2021, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) re-authorised the Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice for an additional 10 years, a welcomed decision by both the National Retail Association (NRA) and the Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA).
The NRA are part of the Code Administration Committee (CAC) whose role is to promote and monitor the operation of the Code. As the modern voice of retail, the NRA would like to gather feedback from retailers on the Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice to ensure its effectiveness and relevance to Australian retailers. To provide your feedback and have your voice heard, please submit your contact details below and our team will be in touch.
What is the code?
The Code, which allows businesses to occupy a space for a maximum of 180 days, often referred to as ‘pop-up’ stores, supports retailers with permanent space in shopping centres to increase their footprint during busy sales periods (e.g. Christmas), and offers incoming retailers and start-ups a cheap and effective point of entry to shopping centres, allowing them to benefit from the foot traffic through centres while gaining experience on a trial basis before taking up longer term leases.