We represent over 28,000 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

Battery Stewardship Scheme Info Sessions

They are an essential component that we use to power many types of devices, but what happens to batteries...

They are an essential component that we use to power many types of devices, but what happens to batteries after they are no longer useful? According to the Battery Stewardship Council, Australian’s reliance on batteries has increased to the point where a projected 186,000 tonnes of lithium waste will end...

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Retailers support SA plastics ban but more time and support needed

The National Retail Association (NRA) commends the South Australian government for its action on single-use plastics, but insists more...

The National Retail Association (NRA) commends the South Australian government for its action on single-use plastics, but insists more time and support is needed to help businesses to prepare and comply. South Australia is the first state to ban single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery, stirrers as well as...

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Upcoming Events

30
Sep

Retail leasing: COVID-19 monthly health check

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, our retail leasing partners Lpc Cresa will be conducting weekly check-in webinars responding...

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, our retail leasing partners Lpc Cresa will be conducting weekly check-in webinars responding to member questions.

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15
Oct

2020 National Retail Awards

We're celebrating the best of retail a little differently this year For the first time ever in its 47 year...

We're celebrating the best of retail a little differently this year For the first time ever in its 47 year run, the National Retail Awards will be streamed to you live on a Thursday afternoon. While COVID-19 might have thrown our plans for a Gold Coast Gala out the door,...

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