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

Retailers back tough new penalties to combat assault on Victorian workers

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s move to implement tough new penalties for people who...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s move to implement tough new penalties for people who assault retail workers. The new laws will bring Victoria into line with other state and territories on the issue with a Bill to Parliament to be introduced in 2025. NRA Director of...

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Police and retailers collaborate to combat knife crime

The National Retail Association has officially partnered with the Queensland Police Service to educate retailers on new legislation which...

The National Retail Association has officially partnered with the Queensland Police Service to educate retailers on new legislation which will see knives and other controlled items prohibited from sale to minors, as well as requirements for secure storage of particular items prior to sale. The new laws are part of...

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Upcoming Events

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May

National Retail Roadshow | Online Event | Planet Stream Join us for our National Retail Roadshow as we tackle the...

National Retail Roadshow | Online Event | Planet Stream Join us for our National Retail Roadshow as we tackle the challenges facing Australian retailers head-on. With insights, strategies, and networking opportunities, this half-day event is designed to empower C-suite executives and general managers to navigate the current retail landscape, reduce...

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5
Jun

National Retail Roadshow | Online Event | Performance Stream Join us for our National Retail Roadshow as we tackle the...

National Retail Roadshow | Online Event | Performance Stream Join us for our National Retail Roadshow as we tackle the challenges facing Australian retailers head-on. With insights, strategies, and networking opportunities, this half-day event is designed to empower C-suite executives and general managers to navigate the current retail landscape, reduce...

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