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Franchise Disclosure Register

5 days left to have your say
Consultation Type
Exposure Draft

Key Documents

The 2021-22 Budget announced $4.3 million for the development of a new Franchise Disclosure Register. The Register will assist prospective franchisees to make an informed decision before entering a franchise agreement.

Interested parties are invited to comment on the issues raised in the Exposure Draft, Explanatory Statement, and accompanying Guide.

The Exposure Draft and Explanatory Statement propose a legal framework for changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct to implement the Franchise Disclosure Register.

The accompanying Guide provides an overview of the legal framework and information about the online portal which is being developed to support the implementation of the Register. The Guide also poses questions to interested parties regarding the implementation of the Franchise Disclosure Register.


You can submit responses to this consultation up until 29 October 2021. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

View our submission guidelines for further information.

How To Respond



Address written submissions to:

Small and Family Business Division
Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600