Franchise relationships between distributors and new car dealers

Closes 13 Feb 2019

Opened 19 Dec 2018

Overview

The relationship between new car dealers and manufacturers are subject to the Franchising Code of Conduct, a mandatory code of conduct under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

New car dealers have raised concerns about the fairness of the franchise arrangements with their car manufacturer franchisors, suggesting that the Franchising Code of Conduct is insufficient.

We have developed a Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) canvassing possible responses to address new car dealers’ franchising concerns. We will use the feedback obtained through this consultation process to inform development of advice to the Government.

Regulation Impact Statement

The RIS summarises car dealer concerns and potential actions.

Roundtable

We will also hold a roundtable in Canberra with industry representatives and schedule one-on-one meetings with stakeholders. Please email us if you wish to meet.

Submissions

We welcome your feedback on the RIS to help us gather evidence to evaluate the potential solutions.

Submit your comments online or, alternatively, you can send them by email or mail. Contact details can be found in the RIS.

Have your say

Audiences

  • Car manufacturers
  • Car distributors
  • New car dealers
  • Industry representatives of motor vehicle dealers
  • Car manufacturers or distributors
  • Franchisees
  • Franchisors

Interests

  • Franchise agreements
  • New car dealership agreements