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

Canadian nutrition labelling developments and implications for Australia

Health Canada has unveiled a new mandatory front-of-package nutrition label featuring a magnifying glass, designed to highlight foods high in saturated...

Health Canada has unveiled a new mandatory front-of-package nutrition label featuring a magnifying glass, designed to highlight foods high in saturated fats, sugars and/or sodium. The food industry will be given until 1 January 2026 to make these packaging changes. The delayed enforcement date is meant to reduce immediate compliance costs and...

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Retailers welcome workers’ right to paid domestic violence leave

Retailers have welcomed the Albanese Government’s Paid Domestic and Family Violence Leave legislation, introduced to parliament today. National Retail Association...

Retailers have welcomed the Albanese Government’s Paid Domestic and Family Violence Leave legislation, introduced to parliament today. National Retail Association Chief Executive Dominique Lamb said as the country’s second largest employing sector, particularly of women and casual workers who are disproportionately affected by family and domestic violence, the move to...

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Upcoming Events

8
Sep

Retail Property Marketplace

In a just a single day you will meet Australia’s leading shopping centre owners, landlords, agents, operators and property...

In a just a single day you will meet Australia’s leading shopping centre owners, landlords, agents, operators and property developers to find your next store space, kiosk or pop-up locations.  Located in a highly accessible, iconic Sydney CBD location, Retail Property Marketplace is a one-day event of 1-to-1 meetings and...

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8
Sep

Workplace Investigations Masterclass

Identifying and investigating misconduct in the workplace NRA Legal’s Workplace Investigation Masterclass is designed to equip managers, business owners, and...

Identifying and investigating misconduct in the workplace NRA Legal’s Workplace Investigation Masterclass is designed to equip managers, business owners, and HRM professionals with the skills they need to conduct a procedurally fair investigation into allegations of misconduct. Now entering its fourth year, the masterclass has been developed to address real issues...

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