Australian Retailers' Association

Identity area

Type of entity

Industry association

Authorized form of name

Australian Retailers' Association

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Retail Council of Australia
  • Retail Traders Association of Australia
  • Australian Council of Retailers

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1974 -


The Australian Retailers' Association was formed in 1974 by major retailers and various state retail associations in an effort to improve the image of the Australian Council of Retailers (formed in 1940). In 1989 the name was changed to the Retail Traders Associations of Australia and in 1991 it was changed to the Retail Council of Australia (RCA). Further amalgamations took place in 1998 to restructure the organisation into a national body under the the Australian Retailers Association.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for retail traders

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 18 September 2012




ARA website,
Australian Trade Union Archives, (accessed on 18 September 2012)

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