Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice

The Code can be accessed here

Update – March 2018

The membership of the Casual Mall Licensing Code Code Administration Committee (CAC), detailed at clause 16 of the Code, has changed.

The CAC will now comprise ten representatives, five landlord and five retailer, as follows:

– One representative nominated by the National Retail Association;

– One representative nominated by the National Online Retailers Association;

– One representative nominated by the Australian Retailers Association;

– One representative nominated by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia;

– One representative nominated by the Franchise Council of Australia;

– Five representatives nominated by the Shopping Centre Council of Australia.

Update – March 2018

This Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice has been agreed between the Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) and the National Retail Association (NRA). The Code has been authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for a period of three years until 31 December 2020. Any changes to the Code’s governance arrangements, including composition of the Code Administration Committee, will be notified at this website. The Code can be accessed here.

Other activities in accordance with the ACCC’s 2017 determination are ongoing.

For further information, please contact the SCCA on 02) 9299 3512 or at scca@scca.org.au.

January 2018

The Shopping Centre Council of Australia (SCCA) and the National Retail Association (NRA) lodged an application with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for reauthorisation of the Casual Mall Licensing Code of Practice (the Code) in July 2017. All application material, including a copy of the Code for which reauthorisation was sought, is available here.

The ACCC issued a Final Determination on 20 December 2017 reauthorising the Code, with an effective date of 11 January 2018.

Subject to the reauthorisation of the Code, the SCCA and NRA proposed to progress minor amendments to the Code’s governance arrangements only. An updated version of the Code will be published on this website, and circulated to relevant stakeholders for use, when these new arrangements have been resolved. In the interim period, the Code as authorised by the ACCC in February 2013 will continue to be circulated to lessees as necessary. See below for further information, and for a copy of that Code.

For further information, please contact the SCCA on 02) 9299 3512 or at scca@scca.org.au.

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2013

This Code of Practice has been agreed between the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, the Property Council of Australia, the Australian Retailers Association and the National Retail Association. The Code has been authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for a period of five years until 31 December 2017. The objective is to provide balanced guidelines to ensure that casual mall licensing (or leasing) delivers benefits to shopping centres in a way which is fair to shopping centre owners/managers and to shopping centre retailers.

The Code can be accessed here.