Franchising is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, representing 4% of our economy. This business format offers aspirant franchise partners opportunity to run their own business, while being backed by an established and proven system.
Franchising in Australia
According to a recent survey of Franchising in Australia, there are currently 1,344 Australian franchise systems and an estimated 98,000 + franchise units in Australia. This dynamic industry contributes $144 billion to the Australian economy annually, generating over half a million job positions.
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. Sectors as diverse as home building, carpet cleaning, repair systems, waste management, and financial planning have enjoyed growth in the recent past. The most popular opportunities for franchising in Australia are in the non-food retail industry, which accounts for over 25% of franchise systems. In 2021, food retail concepts that promote health and well-being continue to do well. Opportunities also exist within administration and support services. To help you start with, here’s a select list of some of the top 10 franchises in Australia in no particular order.
1. 7 Eleven
7-Eleven is the largest convenience retailer in Australia, with approximately 33.5 per cent market share. They are also the largest independent fuel retailer on the Eastern Seaboard, with approximately 470 fuel stores selling Mobil branded fuels. Through its store network, 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd. conducts more than 214 million transactions a year, serving an average of seven customers per second.
Estimated Franchise Cost $400,00 to $1,000,000
2. Laser Clinics
Laser Clinics Australia is Australia’s most experienced provider of laser hair removal, cosmetic injections and skin treatments. The company was founded in 2008 and they started franchising in 2013. They are currently seeking franchisee in Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and now New Zealand. Laser Clinics Australia has 125 franchise units across Australia & New Zealand.
Estimated Franchise Cost between $290k and above.
3. Just Cuts
Just Cuts™ is an Australia salon brand that can boast of long and successful history in the franchising sector, Just Cuts™ is well positioned to take the guesswork out of opening your own business. Just Cuts™ provides their franchise owners with a proven, successful system that will guide them through every step of opening their own salon. Just Cuts™ was established in 1980 and they started franchising in 1990. They have 190 active franchise units.
Estimated Franchise Cost between $80 – 240K
Roll’d is the first and largest Vietnamese food franchise in Australia and they can boast of 60 stores spread across the country. Roll’d specializes in authentic Vietnamese street dishes with a twist to satisfy the Australian palate. With a growing demand for healthy options, a Roll’d franchise could be just what the market is looking for.
Estimated Franchise Cost – $400,000 Plus
Poolwerx is the leading pool cleaning franchise in Australia that was established over 25 years ago with over 100 retail stores and 300 mobile service vans. Poolwerx is a company that is committed in creating profitable partnership by providing outstanding support, marketing and business development systems to all their franchise partners.
Estimated Franchise Cost: $110,000 to $500,000 Plus
6. Battery World
Battery World is a reputable battery retailer in Australia that carries over 8,000 battery products from mobile, appliance to automotive batteries. In 20 years of business, Battery World has expanded to a total of 94 stores, making it the largest battery retail franchise in the country. Battery World provides a comprehensive training and support for franchisees to give them the best chance at success when they purchase their franchise.
Estimated Franchise Cost – Minimum $350,000
7. Home Caring
Home Caring provides you an opportunity to be part of one of the fastest growing sectors in the Australian economy – disability, aged and dementia care. As the population ages, it is anticipated that the number of people over 65 will double in the next 30 years and the number of people accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will grow from 140,000 to over 500,000.
Estimated in the $80,000 to $120,000 range
RAMS is a recognised, iconic brand – we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of Australians buy their own home. RAMS is unique. Residential mortgages is all we do, which makes us experts at helping customers into their new home. Build yourself a business for yourself but not by yourself with Strong upfront and trail commission.
Estimated Franchise Cost: $200,000 plus
9. Snap On Tools
Snap-on Tools Australia & New Zealand leads the way in innovation to providing technicians, engineers and other professional tool users the gold standard in tools, tool storage, equipment, diagnostics, repairs information and management systems. Snap-on Tools continues to grow and perform with a network of over 180 franchisees across Australia and New Zealand. We are a complete retail mobile showroom that brings high quality tools and equipment to customers at their place of work. Our highly targeted marketing techniques promotes our Snap-on Tools brand so it reaches your customers. Each month, we develop specials to give customers a reason to buy immediately.
Estimated Franchise Cost: Varies depending on location
10. Pack & Send
PACK & SEND is equipped with the technology, systems and resources to handle the movement of parcels, freight and packages for clients located anywhere worldwide. They service the Freight, Logistics and eCommerce Fulfilment Markets. With Their ‘No Limits’ business model they can send & receive anything, anywhere.
Estimated Franchise Cost: $100,000 Plus
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