ARCA Launches in Australia

2024

The Australian Restaurant & Cafe Association has officially launched in Australia, as the Industry Association representing the Restaurant & Cafe Segment of the Accommodation & Foodservice Industry. 

The Strongest Voice for Restaurants & Cafes

The Australian Restaurant & Cafe Association (ARCA) is the strongest voice for the restaurant & cafe segment of the Accommodation & Foodservice Industry, representing a $64 billion sector that employs 450,000 Australians. We strive to become Australia’s peak hospitality body, representing more than 54,000 restaurants & cafes. ARCA is YOUR VOICE, will DRIVE CHANGE in the Industry, and will work tirelessly for YOU, as your Industry Association. 

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Afternoons with Michael McLaren on 2GB

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