What the ACCC does

  • We regulate the Franchising Code of Conduct and provide guidance about the code.
  • We take action for breaches of competition and consumer law where it serves the public interest.
  • We offer a free course Is franchising for me? to help people thinking about buying a franchise understand if franchising is for them. 

What the ACCC can't do

  • We don’t give legal advice.
  • We don’t resolve individual franchising disputes.
  • We don’t take enforcement action in response to every report we receive.

About franchising

Buying a franchise

Beginning a franchise agreement

During a franchise agreement

Ending an agreement and resolving disputes

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We have developed a free online course to help you decide if franchising is right for you. The course lets you understand how franchising is different from other business models.

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ACCC action in franchising

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