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

Callout for Casual Mall Licensing Code feedback

In April 2021, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) re-authorised the Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice for...

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...

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NSW plastics strategy will drive positive environmental and business change

MEDIA RELEASE  The National Retail Association (NRA) commends Minister Kean and the Berejiklian Government on their comprehensive plastic and waste...

MEDIA RELEASE  The National Retail Association (NRA) commends Minister Kean and the Berejiklian Government on their comprehensive plastic and waste strategy for New South Wales, announced today. By the end of next year, single-use plastics like lightweight plastic shopping bags, single-use plastic straws, stirrers, and cutlery, as well as expanded polystyrene...

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Upcoming Events

23
Jun

Women’s Leadership Program – Unit 1: Effective Communication Workshop

Course description The National Retail Association is offering four half-day workshops as part of our Women’s Leadership Program. We are...

Course description The National Retail Association is offering four half-day workshops as part of our Women’s Leadership Program. We are committed to growing the number of women in senior leadership roles by empowering them with the skills to progress into, or further their management career. This half-day workshop covers Unit 1:...

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13
Jul

Online tutorial: SIRXECM001 – Monitor and interpret online data analytics

This trainer-led online tutorial is included within the SIRXECM001 – Monitor and interpret online data analytics unit. This session is...

This trainer-led online tutorial is included within the SIRXECM001 – Monitor and interpret online data analytics unit. This session is aimed to assist you in completing this unit by allocating time with our trainer to work through the unit and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may...

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