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

Victorian retailers prepare with 2 weeks until plastics ban

The Victorian Government is implementing a single-use plastic ban across Victoria on February 1. Single-use plastic drinking straws and stirrers,...

The Victorian Government is implementing a single-use plastic ban across Victoria on February 1. Single-use plastic drinking straws and stirrers, single-use plastic cutlery, single-use plastic plates, single-use plastic cotton buds and food service items and drink containers made from expanded polystyrene will be banned. The National Retail Association were engaged to...

Read More

Are you a packaging or labelling business?

ARE YOU A PACKAGING OR LABELLING BUSINESS? This opportunity might be for you! Calling all packaging and labelling manufacturers, distributors...

ARE YOU A PACKAGING OR LABELLING BUSINESS? This opportunity might be for you! Calling all packaging and labelling manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers. In May 2023, the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) will be launching a new packaging platform on the ARL Marketplace. Its purpose is to provide a simple sourcing solution...

Read More

Upcoming Events

14
Feb

Lifecycle of a Business: Learning From Others’ Mistakes

Small businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy and face particular opportunities and challenges throughout their lifecycle. This workshop...

Small businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy and face particular opportunities and challenges throughout their lifecycle. This workshop offered by Vincents and Brisbane Hub, will focus on things to consider and manage during the various stages of a business lifecycle, including: Starting – getting the structure right; the...

Read More
16
Feb

Employer’s Guide to the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Act | 16 February

On 2 December 2022, the Government passed legislation introducing the most significant changes to the federal workplace relations system...

On 2 December 2022, the Government passed legislation introducing the most significant changes to the federal workplace relations system since the introduction of the Fair Work Act. The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Act 2022 introduces multi-enterprise bargaining and will significantly reform the single enterprise bargaining...

Read More