The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is the oldest, largest and most diverse national retail body, representing a $360bn sector which employs 1.3 million Australians and is the largest private sector employer in the country. As Australia’s peak retail body, representing more than 100,000 retail shop fronts and online stores, the ARA informs, advocates, educates, protects and unifies our independent, national and international retail community.
A Team That’s Empowered, Diverse and Inclusive
The ARA is a not-for-profit, so every dollar is reinvested back into initiatives that support our members. We have a pro-bono council of member representatives with a leading executive team that help navigate the retail industry challenges and collaborate on important industry opportunities and campaigns.
The ARA’s Advisory Committees consist of specialist representatives from the ARA’s retail members. Our Committees help retailers adapt to changes affecting the industry.
We provide world-class retail training – lifting the overall skills capability of the Australian retail sector and enhancing the market value of individuals through accredited and non-accredited learning programs, courses and workshops.