We represent over 24,000 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

NRA launches National Sustainability Committee

The NRA will launch the National Retail Association Sustainability Committee in February this year to bring together sustainability experts...

The NRA will launch the National Retail Association Sustainability Committee in February this year to bring together sustainability experts from across the retail industry to share, discuss and advance developments impacting our environment and consumer opinion. The NRA has a long history of offering retailers an opportunity to come together...

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January 1 marks WA’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag

January 1 marks WA’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag The National Retail Association (NRA) has today issued...

January 1 marks WA’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag The National Retail Association (NRA) has today issued an urgent reminder to shoppers and retailers across Western Australia that January 1 marks the beginning to the state’s New Year’s resolution to bin the plastic bag. From January 1, 2019...

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Upcoming Events

26
Mar

State of the Retail Nation | Brisbane

Retail Technology: Trends, trials and triumphs What is the State of the Retail Nation in 2019 and how can businesses...

Retail Technology: Trends, trials and triumphs What is the State of the Retail Nation in 2019 and how can businesses stay more agile and ahead of current retail technology trends? This State of the Retail Nation presentation will provide a comprehensive update of trends and issues in the retail industry and gives...

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27
Mar

Advancing Women in Business | Module 4: Inspire My Team | Roma

Many organisations are investing in education to ensure their managers and leaders have the skills to lead their teams...

Many organisations are investing in education to ensure their managers and leaders have the skills to lead their teams and future workforce effectively.  To support, encourage and acknowledge Women’s efforts in business, we are very pleased to launch our first People Leadership Program (PLP) for Women Leader’s in Roma...

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