Membership of the FCA is voluntary , and open to any organisation or individual involved in the franchise sector including franchisors, franchisees, and suppliers to the sector such as lawyers, accountants, banks, consultants and publishers.

The benefits of FCA membership are an essential component of creating and maintaining successful franchising systems. FCA members share a commitment to uphold the FCA’s member standards and safeguard the reputation of the franchising industry.

What does it mean to be a member of the FCA?

Franchisee Membership


This is maintained through our member standards and the Franchising Code of Conduct

Professional support & development

Through education programs, networking opportunities and regular events.


Shared insights and experiences about what is happening in the sector, what sector leaders are thinking and doing, and new initiatives and opportunities that can help grow businesses.


Ensuring members’ voices are heard by governments, regulators, opinion leaders and other important stakeholders.

Australia’s strong franchise sector is built on the success of nearly 100,000 franchised businesses. The FCA is here to support franchisees through providing education, information, representation and professional support essential to maintaining a successful franchising business.

Franchisee memberships are available for just $264 per financial year.

Membership Categories


Free introductory franchising course

The FCA is pleased to offer new franchisee or franchisor members one free place (worth $395) in the Introduction to Franchising course.

Introduction to Franchising is held every three months in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, and is an essential opportunity to learn the basics of franchising that every potential and start-up franchisor or franchisee should know.

This introductory bonus must be used within six months of the commencement of FCA membership and is not transferable.

Further information on how to claim this offer will be provided to new members at the commencement of their FCA membership.

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