David Antico Explains Hospitality Laws in Australia

Hospitality Laws in Australia

Hi, my name is David Antico I work as a senior executive with a breadth of deals and management experience across both the hospitality and produce industry domestically. Today I will tell you about hospitality laws in Australia. 


The rules and regulations in Australia for the hospitality sector are quite beneficial for the industry if they are properly understood and implemented. Here are some rules and regulations you may don’t know. I David Antico by my experience will tell you about some of the laws and acts of hospitality in Australia.

1- The Competition and Consumer Act 2010

The ACCC is an independent legislative authority that administers the competition and consumer act 2010. This act covers most of the market areas. From wholesalers to retailers and relationships between suppliers. It was applied to enrich the wellbeing of Australians by encouraging fair trading and competition.  

2- Australian Consumer Law 

 A business that has been running In Australia is pretentious by the Australian consumer law. No matter in what industry you might work in The ACL is a national law to guard consumers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alongside the state and territory consumer protection agencies mutually manage the ACL.

Examples of how you must comply with the ACL

1- Customer can ask for an itemized bill and you cannot deny or charge for it.

2- For any good that costs more than 75$ without including GST you have to provide a bill with that.

Australia’s Measurement System 

 Physical, chemical, biological, legal, and trade measurements are covered by the Australian measurement system. The work of this system is to increase the growth and productivity of Australian industries. It aims to guarantee a fair safe healthy and modest Australia. The measurement legislation starts Australian legal units of measurement are prearranged in terms of the international system of units SI established under the meter convention.

Roles Fulfilled by NMI

  • It develops and maintains morals of dimension for physical quantities  
  • It develops chemical and biological reference materials.
  • It delivers proficiency testing services.

Country of Origin Food Labeling 

Information about the food that are you eating is the most important thing one person can do. Under this act, you can know from which country the product is from. The food items that are supplied for retail sale in Australia then the country of origin food labeling information standard 2016 will be applied.  This provides all the information about your product where it is from where it has been shipped everything from the head to the toe of the product. Information standard is necessary for most of the products but there are some exceptions like non-priority foods like bottled water, tea, coffee that do not require an origin statement.

Franchising Code

It is a mandatory industry code across Australia that regulates the conduct of franchising contributors towards each other. Resources in multiple languages for people who are thinking about buying a franchise to provide information and guidance.

Licenses and Permits 

State or territory governments manage the licenses and permits for the lodging and food services industry. The licenses and permits one may need includes

  • You need a license for selling alcoholic beverages
  • You need a license for outdoor dining
  • You need a license to sell food out in the public

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