The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is Australia’s oldest, largest and most diverse retail body, representing a $360bn sector which employs one in ten Australians.


As Australia’s leading retail representative group, the ARA informs, advocates, educates, protects and unifies around 7500 independent, national and international retail members with more than 100,000 retail shop fronts. 


We facilitate meaningful conversations with local, state and federal government, media and other key stakeholders to drive innovation and support the retail industry.


The ARA’s Advisory Committees provide a crucial function within the ARA, providing participating members with significant benefits. Consisting of specialist representatives from the ARA’s retail members, the ARA Advisory Committees draw on subject matter and industry experts.


The ARA is a not-for-profit, so every dollar is reinvested back into initiatives that support 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 opportunities and campaigns.