Description of Conduct

On 11 September 2020, the Shopping Centre Council of Australia Limited (SCCA) applied for revocation of authorisations A91591 & A91592 and substitution of replacement authorisation AA1000529 with regard to the Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice (the Code), a voluntary code that aims to regulate casual mall licensing in shopping centres.

Casual mall licensing refers to agreements under which a person grants another person a right to occupy part of the common area of a retail shopping centre for a short-term period for the purpose of the sale of goods or the supply of services to the public (‘pop-up’ retailing).

On 3 December 2020, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to authorise the Code for 10 years, and decided to grant interim authorisation to allow the SCCA to continue to give effect to the Code as authorised in 2017 while the ACCC continues its assessment of the application for re-authorisation.

On 22 April 2021, the ACCC issued a determination granting re-authorisation to the SCCA in respect of the Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice until 31 December 2030.

Further information about the ACCC’s decision is available in the Decisions section below.


  • Shopping Centre Council of Australia Limited

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000529-1