Franchising in Australia

Franchise council of Australia. http://www.franchise.org.au/
The franchise council of Australia is the peak industry organization for franchising in Australia. Their web site list covers most thing Franchising in Australia.

Franchise Code of conduct.
The franchising code of conduct has been established to determine how franchisors will operate.

The franchisees guide to the franchising code of conduct. http://www.franchise.org.au/content/?action=getfile&id=2

The franchising code of conduct (trade Practices regulation)
http://www.franchise.org.au/content/?action=getfile&id=28

Government Information
Federal

Business.gov.au
http://www.business.gov.au/Business+Entry+Point/

Legal Issues
http://sblegal.industry.gov.au/

Australian Tax Office
http://www.ato.gov.au/

ASIC
http://www.asic.gov.au/asic/asic.nsf

State

QLD http://www.smartsmallbusiness.qld.gov.au

NSW http://www.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au

ACT http://www.business.act.gov.au/

Northern territory http://www.nt.gov.au/ntg/dobus.shtml

Victoria http://www.business.channel.vic.gov.au

SA http://www.southaustralia.biz/home_page.htm

Tasmania http://www.development.tas.gov.au/business/index.html

Western Australia http://www.sbdc.com.au/index1.asp