The information statement for prospective franchisees

  • The information statement is a 4-page guide.

  • It highlights issues to think about before becoming a franchisee.

  • The franchisor must give the statement to anyone interested in buying the franchise, within a specific time period.

What is included in the information statement

The information statement highlights issues to think about before becoming a franchisee.

The information statement includes:

  • the risks of franchising
  • doing research and due diligence
  • questions a person should ask if they are thinking about buying a franchise.

When to provide the information statement

If a potential franchisee expresses an interest in a franchise, the franchisor must give them the Information statement for prospective franchisees ( PDF 73.82 KB ).

It must be given as soon as practicable but not later than 7 days after interest is expressed.

The information statement must be given to the potential franchisee before giving them any other documents.

The Information statement for prospective franchisees ( PDF 73.82 KB ) document is not maintained by the ACCC but is provided on our website for convenience.

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