Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review

Closed 30 Apr 2018

Opened 23 Mar 2018


On 2 March 2018, the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon. Michael Sukkar MP, announced the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct (the Code) review and that Prof. Graeme Samuel AC has been selected as the independent expert to lead the review.

The review is intended to ensure that the Code is working effectively as the first prescribed voluntary code under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The Code regulates the conduct of those supermarket retailers and wholesalers who have agreed to be bound by the code in their dealings with suppliers.

Upon introduction of the Code in 2014, Government also committed to review the Code three years from its commencement. This requirement is prescribed in the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Food and Grocery) Regulation 2015.

Why We Are Consulting

The Government wants to know if the Code has been working to improve the commercial relationships in our grocery sector.

Understanding the experiences of suppliers, retailers and wholesalers is at the very heart of the review process. Initial comments will inform development of a draft report and recommendations to Government.


All stakeholder submissions and feedback will be treated as confidential, unless you provide consent otherwise.



  • Businesses
  • Businesses - small /micro
  • Consumer groups
  • Food & Grocery sector
  • Industry association
  • Representative body


  • Food
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Policy development
  • Competition and Consumer Act