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
We are the voice of the industry and have been since the 1970’s. Representing you on all issues from employment law, Covid-19 management to immigration.
We are like a silent business partner, here to support you at a moments notice. With our 24/7 helpline and online resource library, we have the answers you need.
With our network of partners and supports we help you make savings and increase you bottom line. From merchant fees, eftpos and energy to insurance and more.
With our gift card and voucher programme we are drive more customers to your doors. We also celebrate success with national hospitality awards.
Professional development helps hospitality businesses of all types and sizes to grow and keep skilled staff. Join us in live or on-demand workshops.
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?
Navigating regulation and legislation for the hospitality industry is a minefield. We track the latest news and developments for our members.
From celebrating success to up-skiling and training, our events are designed to give your business a boost.
See all events
Job description templates
Trading hours and duty manager sign
Undesignated area alcohol supply statutory notice sign
Responsible host sign
Supervised area alcohol supply statutory notice sign
Restricted area alcohol supply statutory notice sign
Evidence of age sign
Trespass notice pad
Manager/Salary Permanent Employment Agreement
Have a browse.
From wage pads to signage to sample contracts, we’ve curated a collection of products you need to run your business more efficiently. Members receive discounts on all of this stuff.