Membership

Single Source of Truth for the Hospitality Industry

Restaurant & Catering Association is Australia’s peak industry body operating for over 100 years. Established by restaurants and café operators and run by its members for members. We exist to support the industry by sharing information, saving members money and lobbying government at all levels. R&CA is committed to ensuring the industry is recognised as one of excellence, professionalism, profitability, and sustainability.
Why Join R&CA
Access free IR & HR advice
Communications
Keep informed with our industry updates and insights
Policy
Support R&CA efforts lobbying governments
Enter the R&CA Awards
Recognition for your outstanding service
Training & Education
Access to R&CA Training Academy Accredited and Non-Accredited Training
Receive Member Exclusive Offers from our Partners

R&CA Membership Benefits 

R&CA Specialised Workplace Relations Support

Our workplace relations support services assist your business as specialists for the industry with:

  1. Over the phone enquiries;
  2. Online Resource library for things like onboarding, entitlements, and performance management.
 

R&CA Training Resources

R&CA offers a suite of training resources to its members which could represent a potential saving in excess of $2,000.

 

R&CA Gold Licence

Members will be able to obtain a significant discount when obtaining the R&CA Gold Licence accreditation.

 

AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Members will have access to discounts for nominations and tickets for the Awards for Excellence. LEARN MORE

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Corporate rates,  20% off first order, free design services.

ProShop by Vista Corporate Solutions is a personalised online store where you or your team can order branded collateral, printed marketing materials like menus, signage, packaging, apparel, promotional products, and more. 

R&CA Members can order all the VistaPrint products you love and access a very special offer:

• Reduced annual subscription fee of $50ex GST (RRP $199) for your ProShop.
• Always on corporate discounts
• Additional 20% off your first ProShop order (on top of corporate discount) *
• $500 worth of design services to get you started.

* offer only available on Business Cards, Marketing Materials & Signage, orders must be over $250,products must be purchased via ProShop, some exclusions may apply, design services to be delivered via Vista Corporate Solutions

 

 

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BUILDING CONFIDENCE TOGETHER

Gallagher is a proud and active Platinum partner of Restaurant and Catering Australia. We can cater for all your business insurance needs including property, liability, professional indemnity, motor, cyber, director and employment risks.

As your trusted insurance broker and consultant, our purpose is to help you move forward with confidence.

  • By managing your risk
  • By helping you foster a healthy, thriving workforce
  • By bringing together global reach and local expertise
  • To help your business and your community through every challenge you face

For a free consultation about your insurance and risk management program, please call us on 1800 271 193 or visit our website.

 

 

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Are you a R&CA members who love to discover the best things to do?

Then we encourage you to sign up as Entertainment Merchant Partner and enjoy exclusive access to thousands of unbeatable discounts and things to do in Australia and New Zealand with 2 x free Multi City Membership to the Entertainment App.

Unlock over $20,000 of potential savings on the best restaurant, travel and shopping deals, whilst benefiting from increased exposure for your business.

Play, dine and save today!

 
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Maximise your earnings with Menulog’s exclusive offer for members

Menulog is offering new and current restaurant partners an 8% commission rate on pick-up orders. That's almost a 50% discount for R&CA members! Partners can also receive 6 weeks of promoted placement for the price of 4 weeks, so your restaurant can become more visible to local customers. Plus, you’ll enjoy no sign up or equipment fees, your own personalised account management, free opt-in for the exclusive Stampcards loyalty program and lots more. Take advantage of these deals by contacting Menulog here or email: accountmanagement@menulog.com.

 

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FREE IMMIGRATION CONSULTATION

As a special to the members of R&CA, Australia Migrate offer a free consultation for all inquiries no matter how big or small and will spend whatever time it takes for you to understand your best options and strategies for sponsoring overseas staff.

BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULTATION HERE

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Printed Menus & Access Free Training | $600 IN SAVINGS

List 3 Cocktails on your menu and receive 20 Printed Cocktail Menus and gain access to Campari Academy for Cocktail Training.

LEARN MORE

 

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A free tray starter kit with any combi oven is purchased

Unox Australia is delighted to offer each R&CA member the bonus deal of a free tray starter kit with every combi oven purchase. The starter kit has an RRP of $950+, and we also offer you a free, no-obligation service: an individual cooking experience.

 
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LPC DIY SUBSCRIPTION | $0 FOR R&CA MEMBERS

Your DIY plan (worth $480 excl. GST) provides leasing negotiation expertise via guides, videos, checklists, templates, educational webinars, market update webinars and a service desk.


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Free First Table Demo Page for R&CA members

First Table, one of Australia's top dining discovery platforms, is offering a free, no-obligation restaurant marketing page for Restaurant & Catering Association members. 

Our model charges diners (not restaurants) meaning it is free to list your restaurant on First Table. However if you're not quite ready to commit to listing on the platform, we get that! 

Provide us with a few simple details including photos, and links to your website and you can try it on for size. We will create a bespoke listing for your restaurant for free with no obligation. If you decide First Table is not for you, you are welcome to use the content we have generated in your own marketing for free! 

 

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COMMONWEALTH BANK BUSINESS SUPPORT

Business support every step of the way.

Whether you’re starting, running or growing your business, Commonwealth Bank, a proud partner of R&CA could help you do business your way.  R&CA members could benefit from our direct relationship service and a comprehensive range of business solutions tailored to help you achieve your business goals.

To find out how Commonwealth Bank could help you drive your business forward, contact R&CA on 1300 722 878 or email restncat@rca.asn.auand they'll put you in contact with a Commonwealth Bank Relationship Manager.

 

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Experience the power of OpenTable. Get more than $1,000 of value in your first 6 months*

Receive a subscription and covers at no cost through the OpenTable diner network for the first month, plus get an upgrade to our premium “Pro” plan for your first 6 months.

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FREE Business Energy Review

As a member of Restaurant & Catering you can access Zembl's business energy review service at no cost and obligation free. This is how it works:

  • Zembl experts partner with leading Australian energy and/or solar retailers.
  • They secure competitive rates for your business.
  • They do all the legwork if you choose to act on the rates or solutions they find.


Zembl finds savings for 4 out of 5 businesses, so get in touch today and ensure you aren't paying too much on your business energy.*

* Based on businesses that used Zembl’s business energy review service from 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023 with an average lead load of 28MWh per annum

 

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Corporate rates,  20% off first order, free design services.

ProShop by Vista Corporate Solutions is a personalised online store where you or your team can order branded collateral, printed marketing materials like menus, signage, packaging, apparel, promotional products, and more. 

R&CA Members can order all the VistaPrint products you love and access a very special offer:

• Reduced annual subscription fee of $50ex GST (RRP $199) for your ProShop.
• Always on corporate discounts
• Additional 20% off your first ProShop order (on top of corporate discount) *
• $500 worth of design services to get you started.

* offer only available on Business Cards, Marketing Materials & Signage, orders must be over $250,products must be purchased via ProShop, some exclusions may apply, design services to be delivered via Vista Corporate Solutions

 

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RECEIVE A FREE iPAD | UP TO $799 in Savings

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Fighting for your Interests. R&CA are Here to Assist

Find out more about the benefits you will receive as an R&CA member.
We joined R&CA for the support that they offer to our business. Being able to call with any question about any area of our business and have someone ready to help with the right advice is an amazing advantage to us in our industry.
 
There have been multiple times that we have gone to R&CA for some advice with situations but also during Covid being able to feel like we were ahead of it with R&CA keeping all members up to date on restrictions, grants and other ways of working through it.
 
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We have been members of R&CA now since 2010. We first joined when we opened our first venue in Brisbane and joined because of the wealth of knowledge they provide to businesses, specifically the restaurant industry, as well as the support they provide businesses.
 
R&CA keeps us up to date with changes within our industry - especially those in relation to awards - as well as providing courses to help businesses grow and succeed. They are always available to provide assistance when necessary.
 
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Cafe Sia joined the Restaurant & Catering Association to become a part of a highly trusted network within the Hospitality industry.
 
Since becoming a member, we have met a lot of inspiring industry leaders and built useful networks. Ultimately, it has given us valuable recognition for the passion, dedication and quality that we provide at Cafe Sia.
 
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Joining R&CA was an avenue to be connected with other hospitality businesses in the Hospitality Industry. Access to resources and the support R&CA provide in all aspects of running my business are invaluable and influenced my decision in joining. The Awards for Excellence was a draw card to joining, allowing myself and my team to network and be recognised in the hospitality industry.
 
An Industry Association is one of the best ways to get advice and support for any business. R&CA have helped my business by providing access and advice in areas such as IR, Safe Food Practices, changes and updated in regulations and policies, Access to suppliers with cost saving deals, Training and recognition with my peers. It has therefore been a natural progression for me to continue as a Member of R&CA with each new food business I have opened in the last 15 years or so.
 
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FAQs

Can I update my membership details?

You can update your membership details in the member's portals.

To update your company details, please email membership@rca.asn.au or call 1300 722 878.

I can’t access my portal, what should I do?

If you are experiencing issues in accessing your portal, try resetting your password at the login portal that's before accessing the member's portal. 

If you are still unable to access your portal, please call 1300 722 878.