About the ARCA

Enough is Enough. The Restaurant & Cafe segment of the Hospitality Industry has been under constant threat & pressure as Taxes, Inflation, Wage rises, Migration  & Staffing Challenges, and Relentless Rent Increases decimate business after business  throughout Australia.

Our purpose is to Drive Change and be the voice of Restaurants & Cafes by uniting industry leaders, fostering collaboration, and driving impactful legislative and policy shifts to benefit Restaurants & Cafes.

By amplifying the voices of our Members and advocating for their interests, we aim to shape policies and regulations that foster a thriving and sustainable Hospitality Industry.

Join us as we embark on this journey to redefine the future of Restaurant & Cafe advocacy in Australia, one Member and one change at a time.

Together, we can make a real and lasting difference.

pexels-photo-2696064-fotor-20240528121238

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 million Australians.

We are ARCA

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 million 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. 

We exist for the benefit of ARCA Members

ARCA is a Not-For-Profit, Membership Industry Association and our initiatives are designed specifically to support our members. Our Board is made up of volunteers; restaurant & cafe owners from throughout Australia, with an industry veteran executive CEO, that together help navigate the restaurant & cafe segment challenges and collaborate on important industry opportunities.

Voice of an Industry

The Australian Restaurant & Cafe Association (ARCA) was formed to be a STRONGER VOICE to Advocate for the segment. The segment is facing unprecedented challenges, and we engage with Local, State & Federal Governments, Departments & Stakeholders to DRIVE CHANGE to ensure the segment thrives.

Industry Leaders

The Australian Restaurant & Cafe Association (ARCA) works closely with multiple Government Departments & Peak Associations collaborating to provide key insights into the challenges the segment is facing and offering solutions to ensure lasting change.

Creating the Restaurant & Cafe Professionals of the Future

The Australian Restaurant & Cafe Association (ARCA) partners with Industry Leading Hospitality & Foodservice Traning Providers, helping ARCA Members to ensure their staff are the restaurant & cafe professionals of the future!