About the Franchise Disclosure Register

The Franchise Disclosure Register (Register) is hosted and administered by the Australian Government’s Department of the Treasury.

The Register has been established to increase franchisor transparency and access to disclosure information and assist prospective franchise buyers to make an informed decision before entering a franchise agreement.

The Register or Government does not endorse any franchisor. Any franchisor information on the Register is provided directly by franchisors. Learn more about the Register’s terms of use.

The Register operates in addition to existing disclosure requirements and practices under the Franchising Code of Conduct. Franchisors will still need to provide franchisees with complete disclosure documents.

Other franchising information

Franchising regulation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is the regulator for the Franchising Code of Conduct.

Enforcement of the Franchising Code of Conduct (including the obligation to register) is undertaken by the ACCC in accordance with the ACCC's Compliance and Enforcement policy.

ACCC resources

The ACCC publishes information and guidance about the the Franchising Code of Conduct and other laws that apply to franchises, franchisors and businesses in Australia.

The ACCC also offers a free online course www.accc.gov.au/buyingafranchise for people thinking about buying a franchise.

Starting a business, a franchise or becoming a franchisee

Business.gov.au is for everyone in the Australian business community, including start-ups, small to medium businesses, family enterprises and business advisers. It also includes further information on franchising at www.business.gov.au/franchising.

Dispute resolution

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) can assist in the resolution of franchising disputes by referring the parties to trained mediators and arbitrators with commercial experience located across Australia. Visit the ASBFEO website, email info@asbfeo.gov.au or call 1300 650 460.