About Us

The Retail Council is the voice of Australia’s top retailers driven to achieve sustainable growth of retail in Australia for the benefit of the consumer, the industry and the economy.

Formed in 2006, the Retail Council represents members committed to advancing retail in Australia, fostering economic growth and supporting job creation. They are retail businesses that lead the industry delivering to customers across all types of retail goods and services and are leading employers who contribute to local communities and regional development and strongly interrelate with other Australian industries.

As an authoritative voice of Australia’s top retailers, the Retail Council contributes to the development and support of public policy that would boost productivity, support employment growth, foster a competitive environment and ultimately make the sector stronger.

Retail Council members are part of an industry that is a top ten contributor to Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contributing more than $134 billion (or 8%) of total economic activity through more than 127,000 retail operators nationwide and providing jobs to more than 1.25 million Australians.

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Bumper day of Boxing Day trading ahead - $2 billion spend forecast nationally
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Submissions

Response to Draft Study into Consumer Law Enforcement and Administration
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Briefs

Economic Brief - February 2017
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