Franchise Disclosure Register

The Franchise Disclosure Register gives prospective franchise buyers, current franchisees and professional advisers access to information that is important to know when making business decisions.

This Register is hosted by the Australian Government. All franchise content on the Register is published by franchisors and not by the Australian Government.

Franchisor

Familiarising yourself with the Register now will make it easier to meet your obligations later.

Create your franchise profile on the Register using your Digital Identity.

Digital Identity is a safe, secure and convenient way to prove and reuse your identity online. Further information about creating your Digital Identity can be found here: How to create your Digital Identity | Digital Identity

Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) is an authorisation service that allows you to act on behalf of an entity online when linked with your Digital Identity, like myGovID.

Franchise buyers and other public users

If you’re looking to buy a franchise, you can search the Register and view franchisor profiles and disclosure information from 15 November 2022.

Learn more about buying a franchise – see the Information Statement for prospective franchisees and www.business.gov.au/franchising for further information.

  • Now
    Understand your requirements

    Franchisors should understand how to create and manage a profile for their franchise

  • By 14 November 2022
    Initial reporting period

    All franchisors must create a franchise profile and can choose to publish disclosure information about their franchise

  • 15 November 2022
    Public register

    Published franchise profiles will appear on the public register