Welcome to the Australian Lottery and Newsagents’ Association

The Australian Lottery and Newsagents’ Association (ALNA) is the peak industry body representing Australian newsagencies and lottery agents. There are 4000 individually owned and operated newsagencies in the country and together they make up Australia's largest retail and home delivery group.
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ALNA Membership

Through strength and size, the ALNA has the necessary means to achieve outcomes difficult to achieve by a single business.

For just $876 per annum*, your ALNA membership gives you access to industry representation, complimentary advice on industrial relations and leasing matters, discounts on insurance, access to accredited industry training courses, and so much more.

Click here for a membership form

*Membership prices vary by state. Membership fee is capped at $876 per annum.

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Industry Updates


ANF-WA Awards For Excellence Winners Announced

The ANF WA Awards for Excellence, held last Saturday night at the Pan Pacific Hotel Perth, saw the crowning of WA's best newsagents and employees! The night also presented the ANF with the opportunity to recognise Lotterywest CEO Jan Stewart's commitment and dedication to the WA newsagency channel and thank her for all her efforts spanning the last 27 years.

  • Service to the Industry Award presented to: Jan Stewart
  • Retail Newsagent of the Year: Central News Bunbury
  • Distribution Newsagent of the Year: Armadale Newspaper Deliveries
  • Lotterywest Lottery Retailer of the Year: Nightingales Pharmacy & Newsagency
  • Newsagent Employee of the Year: Sandy Santoso - Newstime Lottery Centre
  • Newsagent Industry Representative of the Year: Jacqui King - Hallmark Cards
  • Newsagent Industry Supplier of the Year: Group Newsagency Supplies

CLICK HERE for more photos from the event.


Newsagent awareness campaign

Many members will have received their new N logo sticker with National Newsagent last month. Display it proudly and contact the ANF for further information and graphics necessary for sign writing to show you are part of a very strong national channel.

Thanks to our partners for supporting this campaign including Tatts, Hallmark, John Sands. NewsLifeMedia, Gordon and Gotch, Just Auto , Fairfax Media and Universal Magazines. CLICK HERE to view a full page N Campaign advert which was recently featured in Build Home.


ANF at special Competition Policy Roundtable in Canberra

The ANF was invited by Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson to participate in a Special Competition Policy Roundtable in Canberra last Tuesday. This consultation was for the expert panel of the Harper Review who are examining Australia's future competition policy framework, to be able to gain valuable insights directly from selected business groups who have put in submissions to the review. CLICK HERE to view the ANF's submission.

This was an important opportunity for the ANF as this is the first comprehensive review of Australia's competition laws and policy in over 20 years. It enabled the review panel to hear from and facilitate consideration of competition issues from a broader public policy perspective.


Protecting small business

The ANF is working with the Australian institute of Criminology (AIC) to gather data and find ways to protect small businesses from robbery, with a focus on preventing armed robbery.

Following ANF involvement in the National Armed Robbery Monitoring Program there will be an armed robbery forum November and the ANF will assist by attending and inviting their key government and industry partners. The focus of this forum is to take a more proactive approach to preventing armed robbery and mitigating the devastating effects of armed robbery, should it occur.


Good landlord relationships, a must!

I was recently speaking to a leasing executive friend of mine who is with a large retail property trust - we were discussing various issues within the industry, in particular retailer relationships and people who do what I do, negotiate leases on behalf of retailers.

After some banter, the leasing executive became quite serious and said that he really didn't like dealing with certain lease negotiators and some retailers. When I asked why that was the case, the leasing executive said they were just too difficult to work with and were often abrasive. At first I thought he was having a tacit jab at me, but thankfully he assured me that he was talking about a handful of individuals within the industry, not myself.


Shining Bright - A Celebration of Qld Small Business

Congratulations to Peta and Mal MacRae from MacRae News for being featured in the new ebook released by the Queensland Government celebrating small business!

'Shining bright - a celebration of Queensland small business' profiles and celebrates Queensland's small business success stories. It includes interviews with small business owners from a range of industries and regions, highlighting how these businesses are making a positive contribution to their local communities.

Click here to view the ebook. You will find the article about MacRae News on page 19.

Click here to read an article in The North West Star.


We take your security seriously!

With the rapid changes we are experiencing in the ever evolving digital space and as the NBN is rolled out across our country we find our computerised equipment fast becoming obsolete.

To add to this, small business owners are finding themselves soft targets for robbery as large corporations like banks and multinational petrol and convenience chains increase their security and decrease the likelihood of theft.


REMINDER: Get involved in the ANF Penalty Rates Strategy!

We need your help to lobby for a change to Penalty Rates for small businesses like newsagents.

The ANF has been working for some months with our partners, the Newsagents Association of New South Wales & ACT (NANA) and the Victorian Association for Newsagents (VANA), on a strategy to reduce the cost of penalty rates for your business and to make the workplace relations system more equitable for you and your employees.

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