Let your voice be heard

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. 


For Hospitality Groups & Businesses wanting to work alongside the ARCA Board.


For suppliers of goods & services to the Restaurant & Cafe Industry wishing to Partner with ARCA.


For Restaurants, Cafes, Restaurant & Cafe Owners, & Directors. Just $1 per week! ONLY $52+GST for FY2025!

ARCA Member Benefits

ARCA Members enjoy the below Member Benefits with more being added frequently as we Partner with leading providers to the Industry.

Voice of the Industry

Being the strongest voice of our $64B Restaurant & Cafe segment of the Accommodation & Foodservice Industry is our main purpose – DRIVING CHANGE at a Local, State and Federal government.

We strive to be the trusted advisor to the sector…from small-to-medium restaurants & cafes to major restaurant groups – we are the only Hospitality Association specifically for the segment.

Data and Insights

Through our regular newsletters and social media, stay up to date with the latest issues facing the Restaurant & Cafe segment of the Accommodation & Foodservice Industry, giving you confidence that ARCA is the single sourse of truth for the sector. 

Members also have access to surveys, submissions and direct insights from key industry leaders. 

Training and Development

ARCA as partners with some of the leading providers of hospitality education, training and development so you can be sure that your restaurant & cafe staff are continuously developing and honing their skills, driving value for your organization. Members receive special discounts, and specifically designed training & education programs.

Plus ARCA works with Stakeholders to deliver Certifications to Members!

Industry Events

ARCA Members receive exclusive invitations to hospitality industry roundtables, networking events, webinars, seminars, and planned 2025 ARCA Gala (TBD). 


ARCA Members will get exclusive access to industry-specific reports, updates, guidelines and ABS releases. 

Plus, get early access to Submissions and Media Releases from ARCA. 

Exclusive ARCA Member Offers

From POS to Booking Software, from Payment Solutions to Design, from Migration & IR Advice to Suppliers and everything in between, ARCA Members will enjoy Member Discounts and Offers from our growing list of ARCA Founding Partners. Check back regularly for the Latest Offers, exclusive to ARCA Members!