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  1. Franchising investigations

    12 March 2019 - The ACCC investigates alleged breaches of the Franchising Code or the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and can take enforcement action where appropriate. Investigation process Breaches of the Franchising Code Recent franchising actions taken … be necessary as part of this assessment. often recommends mediation as the first step in dealing with a franchising dispute where …
  2. Franchising: what you need to know

    8 May 2019 - Published:  8 May 2019 PDF (103.06 KB) Listen to PDF Accessibility This is a quick guide to help franchisees and prospective franchisees understand some of their rights and responsibilities under the Franchising Code of Conduct . Tags Audience Business Small business Topics Franchising Franchising: what you need to know …
  3. Franchising agreements

    31 October 2018 - Buying a franchise can be an exciting experience. However, before you commit to a franchise opportunity, it’s important that you understand your rights and obligations under the Code. Franchise agreements Before entering a franchise agreement … information Franchise agreements A franchise agreement is a contract (written, verbal or implied) under which: one party (the …
  4. Resolving franchising disputes

    8 January 2019 - The Code provides mechanisms for parties to a franchise agreement to try and resolve disputes in a timely and cost … This procedure must be set out in the franchise agreement and meet certain minimum standards set by the Code. The Code also provides … the Code, or under the franchise agreement. The Code requires you to first try to resolve your dispute with the other party …
  5. Small Business & Franchising Consultative Committee

    7 March 2019 - The Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee was established by the ACCC to provide a forum where competition and consumer law concerns related to the small business and franchising sectors could be discussed by industry … the small business and franchising sectors that fall within the scope of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 …
  6. Franchising Code

    31 October 2018 - The Franchising Code of Conduct is a mandatory industry code across Australia that regulates the conduct of franchising participants towards each other. The Franchising Code Key publications Rights and obligations Agreements prior to 1 January 2015 Other legislation Subscribe to the Franchising Information Network Related publications More information The Franchising
  7. Franchising and the ACCC

    14 October 2018 - Speakers:  Mr Mick Keogh, Commissioner Conference:  Franchise Council of Australia Law Symposium 14 October 2018 ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh addresses the Franchise Council of Australia’s National Conference regarding the ACCC’s role in franchising, its submission to the Franchise Inquiry and some recent enforcement actions. Transcript:  Check against delivery …
  8. Franchising code of conduct

    9 November 2017 - Buying a franchise can be an exciting and rewarding experience, however, there are some things you need to know about your rights and obligations under the Franchising Code of Conduct. Barista working in cafe Franchising Code The Franchising Code of Conduct is a mandatory industry code across Australia that regulates the conduct of franchising participants …
  9. End of franchise agreements

    31 October 2018 - Franchise agreements generally operate for a set period. However, a franchise agreement may come to an end early for a number of reasons. Termination Selling a franchise Renewing or extending a franchise agreement Franchisor insolvency Resolve a franchising dispute More information Termination Whether you or your franchisor have the right to terminate your agreement …
  10. Stronger penalties required for franchising codes and UCT laws

    14 October 2018 - 14 October 2018 Australia’s Franchising Code of Conduct needs strengthening to better protect franchisees, including … These changes, in combination with stronger unfair contract terms (UCT) law, would help to improve the operations of franchiseFranchise Convention Legal Symposium in Melbourne. “Both the Franchising and Oil Codes, which applies to service stations …