There is a franchise operating in almost every type of business category in the Australian business market. This dynamic industry contributes more than 184 billion dollars to the economy and the sector includes over 1,344 networks, with over 98,000 individual franchised outlets, generating almost half a million job positions across the country.


Franchising in Australia

A franchise operates through the use of a format, or a comprehensive system for the conduct of the business, including such elements as business planning, management system, location, appearance and image, and quality of goods.

If you plan to start your own franchise business, it’s good to know your options and which Australian franchise will best suit your interest and skills. To help you start with, here’s a list of the top 10 franchises in Australia.


1. Poolwerx

With over 150 retail outlets and 400 mobile vans in 500 territories across the globe, the Poolwerx brand continues to expand, spreading its exceptional customer service, leading quality products, pool-cleaning knowledge and multiple-income-stream franchise model around the world.

Estimated Franchise Cost: min $59,800 + GST + Van


2. Gutter-Vac

Gutter-Vac is an exciting business opportunity in the booming home service industry. Whether you want to be your own boss, or you’re looking for the flexibility to set your own schedule and earning potential, Gutter-Vac has a franchise option for you.

Estimated Franchise Cost: $80,000 to $120,000


3. Pack & Send

Pack & Send is a retail service centre operation providing convenient freight and packaging services to businesses and consumers – plus, it offers online freight solutions for pre-packed parcels. An innovative, progressive company committed to providing complete solutions in sending anything, anywhere.

Estimated Franchise Cost: $180,000


4. FCF Fire & Electrical

FCF has chosen franchising as a growth model as the structure allows for multiple owners and shared returns locally. With a goal of becoming Australia’s largest fire provider in metro and regional areas. People are the key to seeing the vision built by not one singular person but of many with like-minded morals, ethics, work values to build a culture of helping each other and fellow Australians in their electrical, fire and safety needs.

Estimated Franchise Cost: the initial investment is $31,500 and $41,500 ex GST. Plus, capital.


5. Quest

Investing in a Quest Franchise is not like buying a job – it’s buying into a business and a way of life. Franchisees to be energetic, people-orientated and committed to working within the Quest franchise system network. Quest franchise network has expanded significantly since its creation in 1988 and the business model has developed to be a very successful hotel franchise business, this in turn has encouraged and motivated many franchisees within the network to purchase multiple properties.

Estimated Franchise Cost: $750,000+


6. First Class Accounts

Owning a First Class Accounts bookkeeping franchise means you can turn bookkeeping from a job into a rewarding career, where you are the boss! The brand is dedicated to providing the highest quality bookkeeping services to business owners. The franchise fees are some of the most affordable available, and there are no heavy rental commitments for retail premises required, the model makes it easy to do bookkeeping from home.

Estimated Franchise Cost: POA


7. the Lott

The Lott offers Australia’s official lottery games which Australians trust and love! The brand is one of Australia’s largest franchise networks with almost 4,000 franchisees operating across all of Australia, except WA.

The franchise system complements a range of businesses including convenience stores, convenience supermarkets, convenience fuel outlets, pharmacies, tobacconists, newsagencies, hotels and clubs (SA), and more!

Estimated Franchise Cost: Initial fee $5,500 (inc) – $27,000 (inc) and minimum investment 34,000 (inc) – $56,000 (inc)


8. Muffin Break

If you want to own a franchise business, then join the Muffin Break family. Reputable, reliable and trusted for over 30 years, this is a fantastic franchise opportunity to run your own bakery café business and be part of a franchise brand that’s world renowned and recognised.

Estimated Franchise Cost: $290,000 + GST


9. Jamaica Blue

Built on the foundations of fine coffees and fabulous food freshly prepared on site, Jamaica Blue offers you the chance to own and run an award-winning café brand. After the initial investment in the business, you will pay a Franchise Royalty Fee of 6% of GST-exclusive sales, as well as a Marketing Contribution of 3% of GST-exclusive sales. The national marketing team provides ongoing campaign ideas and comprehensive support to ensure that you have the competitive edge in a busy marketplace.

Estimated Franchise Cost: $320,000 + GST


10. Ferguson Plarre

Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses have been delivering the highest quality and service to its customers since 1901. Their range of sweets, savouries and cakes have been bringing customers back for decades. Ferguson Plarre will support you through your entire franchise journey, from your first enquiry through to helping you to sell your business at a fair price when the time is right.

Estimated Franchise Cost: $250,000 and $350,000 ex GST.


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