All All Industry Insights Industry News Media Release Member Only Articles NRA Events NRA Legal NRA Partners NRA Projects NRA Training and Development Policy & Advocacy Policy Updates Technology Tenancy & Leasing Testimonials Thought Leaders Weekly CEO Update WHS Update

Container Deposit Scheme now in Canberra

July 10, 2018

Last weekend the ACT became the fourth jurisdiction in Australia to introduce a Container Deposit Scheme, where residents can return eligible containers for a ten cent refund. 

The Territory follows SA and NT, where a similar scheme has been in place for many years, as well as NSW, which introduced a similar scheme last December. QLD and WA are both introducing container deposit schemes in the coming twelve months.

The NRA has worked closely with the ACT Government to ensure the design of the scheme minimises administrative costs to industry. To this end the scheme is closely aligned with NSW, with the same containers eligible in either jurisdiction. A two-year grace period is in place for industry to ensure eligible containers have the standardised CDS symbol that will be used across the ACT, NSW, SA, QLD, WA and NT.

Further, ACT have appointed Exchange for Change as an incorporated ACT business to be the Scheme Coordinator. The appointment ensures a more integrated cross border experience for both retailers and residents in the ACT and NSW. 

A key issue in the retail industry during the introduction of the NSW Return and Earn scheme was the lack of support provided to retailers to explain the scheme and associated price rises to their customers. Exchange for Change Act have taken this on board and produced a retailers toolkit to provide information on the scheme, where and how to return, and price increases.

The NRA will continue to work with the QLD and WA governments to represent the views of the retail industry in the design of their schemes.   

NRA Media

    September 03, 2018

    To download the nomination form, click here

    Read More
  • Member Spotlight: David McConnachie, General Manager of L’Occitane En Provence Australia
    November 15, 2018

    We interviewed our members to hear their insights and adventures in the retail world. Meet David McConnachie, General Manager of L’Occitane En Provence Australia. 1.…

    Read More
  • Message from the CEO – 13 November 2018
    November 13, 2018

    The Australian retail sector is now just days away from the commencement of the official Christmas trade period, encompassing the second half of November and…

    Read More
  • Forget everything you know about the traditional marketing funnel
    November 13, 2018

    Written by: Alyce Mokrzycki, News Xtend Google has spoken. And it wants you to forget everything you know about the traditional marketing funnel. In the…

    Read More
  • Important changes to termination provisions in modern awards
    November 13, 2018

    Earlier this year, the Fair Work Commission determined that it was necessary to vary 86 modern awards that were silent on the time period within…

    Read More

What our clients say

Want to chat?
Contact our team today!