Information for prospective franchise buyers and public users
The Franchise Disclosure Register is free to access
The Register is freely available to the public. The primary purpose is to improve franchisor transparency and access to disclosure information and help franchise buyers make decisions before entering into a franchise agreement.
You can search the Franchise Disclosure Register from 15 November 2022
Public users and franchise buyers will be able to search the Register and review franchisor profiles from 15 November 2022.
Any franchisor information on the Register is provided directly by franchisors and not approved by Government.
Do your research
If you are interested in buying a franchise, you should read the Information Statement for prospective franchisees. It is important that you learn about franchising, conduct due diligence, get professional advice and consider other franchise options.
Other important information about franchising and helpful resources can be found at www.business.gov.au/franchising.
The Register will operate in addition to existing disclosure requirements under the Franchising Code of Conduct. For example, it’s still important to ask a franchisor for their complete Disclosure Document.
Complaints and disputes
Contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) if you have complaint about a franchisor regarding an alleged breach of the Franchising Code of Conduct or for more information about the Code. You can make a complaint to the ACCC via the online complaint form.