Business links and contacts

Retail Tenancy

Retail Tenancy is regulated by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner.

The Office of the Small Business Commissioner can discuss issues with landlords, tenants, agents, solicitors, accountants, small businesses and industry advisors to help them seek a resolution to the problems facing their business. These informal services, forms and educational products are provided free of charge.

Contact

Retail Tenancy Unit
MLC Centre
Lv 43
19 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000

PO Box 5477
Sydney NSW 2001

Bonds enquiries - Tel: 1300 153 335 (toll free) or weagree.bonds@smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au

General Enquiries - Tel: 1300 795 534 (toll free) or we.assist@smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au

Web: www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) manages the Franchising Code of Conduct. The code has been designed to provide enhanced protection for those entering into, renewing or extending franchise agreements, primarily by providing better information on which to make the decision whether or not to invest in a franchised business. This is a mandatory code and must be complied with by all franchise systems.

The ACCC also investigates complaints between franchisees and franchisers.

Contact

Telephone: (02) 9230 9133 or 1300 302 502

Website: www.accc.gov.au

Address: Level 7, Angel Place, 123 Pitt Street (GPO Box 3648) Sydney 2000.

Business Enterprise Centres

Business Enterprise Centres are a network involving business enterprises, government, professional associations and other organisations. The purpose of this body is to provide job creation and growth of small business.

Contact

Telephone: 1300 650 058

Website: www.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au

Revenue NSW

Revenue NSW is responsible for administering payroll tax in NSW. Payroll tax is imposed on an employer’s liable NSW wages minus any threshold entitlement. Current payroll tax rates and thresholds are listed on the Revenue NSW website.

Contact

Telephone: (02) 9689 6200

Website: www.revenue.nsw.gov.au

Postal Address: GPO Box 4042, Sydney NSW 2001

Offering Credit

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is the national regulator for consumer credit. Credit providers and finance brokers must be licensed with ASIC.

Contact

Telephone: 1300 300 630

Website: www.asic.gov.au

Trade measurement

The National Measurement Institute regulates all trade measurement services in Australia.

Contact

Telephone: 1800 020 076

Website: www.measurement.gov.au

The Franchise Council of Australia Ltd

The Franchise Council of Australia Ltd (FCA) is the peak body for the franchise sector in Australia, representing franchisees, franchisors and service providers to the sector. Membership is voluntary, and is open to any organisation or individual involved in the franchise sector.

Contact

Telephone: 1300 669 030

Website: www.franchise.org.au

Postal Address: PO Box 2195, Malvern East VIC 3145

Reference websites

Regional Development Australia

Fair Work Ombudsman

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