Industry codes

The ACCC regulates mandatory industry codes that are prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The ACCC can also provide guidance to industries looking to develop their own voluntary industry code.

Franchising Code of Conduct

The ACCC regulates the Franchising Code of Conduct, which is a mandatory industry code that applies to the parties to a franchise agreement.

Horticulture code of conduct

Growers and traders need to comply with the Horticulture Code when buying and selling horticulture produce.

Food and Grocery Code of Conduct

The ACCC regulates the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct which is a voluntary code prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Wheat Port Code of Conduct

The ACCC monitors and enforces the Port Terminal Access (Bulk Wheat) Code of Conduct, a mandatory Code prescribed under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Oil Code of Conduct

The Oilcode regulates the conduct of suppliers, distributors and retailers in the petroleum marketing industry. Declared petroleum products include unleaded petrol and certain other products (e.g. blend of unleaded petrol and ethanol).

Unit Pricing Code

Businesses need to comply with the Unit Pricing Code if they sell certain food-based grocery items. Grocery retailers are required to display a unit price so that consumers can make informed choices.

Voluntary codes

Non-prescribed voluntary industry codes of conduct set out specific standards of conduct for an industry including how to deal with its members and customers. These codes only apply to those who sign up to them. The ACCC may be able to assist your industry in developing a voluntary code by providing general guidance. We do not have a role in drafting voluntary codes.

Industry code compliance checks

The ACCC can ask a corporation for information or documents it is required to keep, generate or publish under a prescribed industry code (i.e. the Franchising Code, Horticulture Code, Oilcode, Unit Pricing Code and Wheat Port Code). The corporation has 21 days to provide these documents.