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Australia’s peak industry body. Established by restaurants and café operators. Operating for over 100 years. Exists to support the industry by sharing information, saving money and lobbying government. Run by its members for members.

Helping Australia’s hospitality community to survive and have VIP access to…

Friends of R&CA

$49 full year access

  • Special access to the Business Resource Hub
  • Access to 1 X Exclusive Member only resource per month
  • Access to selected Member only articles
  • Latest industry updates
  • All stories
  • Exclusive invitations to member events & webinars with expert speakers

Full Member

starting at $555 per year

  • Industrial Relations Compliance Resources
  • Industrial Relations Members Hotline
  • Immigration Advice
  • Crucial industry data via annual Bench marking Report
  • Essential training micro credentials via our Training Academy
  • Latest Industry updates including our comprehensive Coronavirus Info Hub

Member only discounts and savings through our select list of partners & preferred suppliers including:

  • Electricity/gas audits with savings
  • Special merchant fees through Commonwealth Bank
  • Deputy payroll discounts
  • Discounts on beer, wine & spirits
  • Plus many more…
  • Exclusive invitations to member events & webinars with expert speakers
  • Opportunities to network with other industry people & be connected to industry mentors
  • Nominate your business and be recognised in our annual Awards for Excellence
  • Opportunity to provide industry feedback and be heard


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Friends of R&CA

$49 Annual Access

Full Member

Starting at $555/year

Associate Member

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Industry Updates and Exclusive Networking Events
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Hospo Business Tools & Resources
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Discounted Nomination in R&CA Awards for Excellence
Discounted Nomination in R&CA Awards for Excellence
IR Advice & Hotline
IR Advice & Hotline
Access R&CA Exclusive Member Benefits
Access R&CA Exclusive Member Benefits
Training Academy Offers
Training Academy Offers
Discounted Gold Licence
Discounted Gold Licence
Advertising Opportunities
Advertising Opportunities

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Why Join R&CA

  • Access free IR and HR advice and R&CA IR Hotline
  • Enter R&CA Award for Excellence – Nominate your business
  • Training & Education – Access to R&CA Training Academy Accredited and Non-Accredited Training
  • Receive Member Exclusive Offers from our Partners
  • Digital & Social – keep informed with our exclusive industry updates and insights
  • Policy – Support the R&CA to help us in what we fight for

What we do

R&CA is committed to ensuring the industry is recognised as one of excellence, professionalism, profitability, and sustainability. This includes advocating the broader social and economic contribution of the sector to industry and government stakeholders, as well as highlighting the value of the restaurant experience to the public.


Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) exists to be the single source of truth for the Restaurant, Cafe and Catering sector. To our members and also to the broader industry & governments right across Australia.


R&CA strives to be the “Industry Warrior” ensuring that a thriving hospitality industry remains part of the fabric of the Australian Society and remains a formidable Association as we grow members.

Hear what our members have to say about R&CA:

What our Members say

It will be 3 years as a member this year. Money well spent.
However there are 3 particular people who have really put themselves forward in assisting our business.
Fiona in QLD is amazing! Her wealth of knowledge and industry contacts assisted us in maintaining our business over the past 12 months (lockdowns etc). Graham from the training team is of great assistance in working on my own industry development as well as provide guidance for my apprentices (It’s great to see a chef proactive in these areas). Victor from HR/Legal helped us greatly with the IR changes and contracts to ensure compliancy. Well done, it has been great to work with you.

American Bourbon Bar

If you’re in the hospitality business and are not a member……’ve got no idea and no hope. The go-to people for everything hospitality.

Info Allegro

I have been a member and involved with RCA for more than 40 years. They have represented my business/employer interests in such a positive way – and in a way I would never have been able to do by myself. Whilst no longer a restaurateur, I have been very impressed by the representation that RCA has achieved over this extremely difficult last 12 months. There is still a great deal to be done – and the Industry as we know it – is under a severe challenge to its very existence. Only as a combined Industry can we hope that our concerns can be fully understood. Get involved and protect such a vital and important component of modern life.

Michael Fischer