Good food is one thing. Good business is something else.

Our mission is to be the bridge between good food and good business so that your restaurant or cafe can become great. We’re passionate about our vibrant industry, which is full of interesting, talented and entrepreneurial people…people just like you.

How we help you

  • Advocacy

    We are the voice of the industry and have been since the 1970’s. Representing you on all issues from employment law, the regulatory environment, food safety, liquor licensing, immigration & more.

  • Support

    We are like a silent business partner, here to support you at a moments notice. With our helpline and online resource library, we have the answers you need.

  • Savings

    With our network of partners and supporters we'll help you make savings and increase your bottom line. From merchant fees, eftpos and energy to insurance and more.

  • Promotion

    With our gift card and voucher programmes we drive more customers to your doors. We also recognise and celebrate success with regional hospitality awards.

  • Training

    Professional development helps hospitality businesses of all types and sizes to grow and keep skilled staff. Join us for live workshops or watch on-demand.

Riah McLean

Riah McLean


Vogel St Kitchen & Heritage Coffee


I have two busy cafes and have been a member of the Restaurant Association since the first one opened seven years ago. The scale of them has meant we employ thirty odd people and as any business owner knows, this is the area that needs the most energy and has the greatest impact on your success.
The RA has provided unparalleled support, advice and up to date guidance around legal and employment requirements, whenever needed and in such a thorough and professional way. They’ve been amazing at providing crucial updates around the changing employer obligations and health and safety measures relating to Covid also. It’s current and crucial support that I believe every Hospitality business owner should subscribe to and it is the best money I spend every year.”

Want to join us?

  • Full essentials Perfect for most cafes and restaurants $15.35 / week
    paid monthly or annually
  • Food truck and kiosk Flexible plans for food on the move $10.08 / week
    paid monthly or annually
  • Premier Suited for hospo groups etc. $18.92 / week
    paid monthly or annually