Unit Pricing Code - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to operate as a store-based or online grocery retailer. The code makes it compulsory for certain grocery retailers to use unit pricing when selling non-exempt grocery items to consumers.

The Unit Pricing Code applies to grocery retailers who fall within one of the following categories:

  • Store-based grocery retailer;
  • Online grocery retailer; or
  • Participating grocery retailer.

A store based grocery retailer is described as one that:

  • Sells a minimum range of food based grocery items;
  • Has more than 1 000 square metres of floor space for displaying grocery items; and
  • The retail premises are used primarily for the sale of food based grocery items.

An online grocery retailer is a grocery retailer that sells a minimum range of food based grocery items online.

A participating grocery retailer is a retailer that:

  • Sells the minimum range of food based grocery items; and
  • Voluntarily displays a unit price for one or more grocery items required under the code.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

 Resources
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Administering agency

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Enforcement and Compliance Executive

Act(s) name

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Trade Practices (Industry Codes - Unit Pricing) Regulations 2009 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Enforcement and Compliance Executive

Operating address:
23 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
GPO Box 3131
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

1300302502

Phone:

02 62431111

Fax:

02 62431199

Supporting information

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