The Franchise Association of New Zealand
Proudly advancing excellence in franchising
Franchise Association New Zealand – representing an engine room of NZ’s small business economy.
The Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ) is the peak body representing an engine room of NZ’s small business economy. FANZ advocates for the interests of the franchising sector in industry forums and to government. The franchising sector contributes 12% of New Zealand’s GDP with a collective annual turnover of $36.8 billion, supporting more than 156,000 jobs, 590 franchise brands and 32,000+ franchisee operators*.
Founded in 1996, FANZ currently has over 140 franchise members and 50 franchise support businesses (FY23) and was established to bring members of the franchise sector together to set standards, provide a signal of confidence to potential and existing franchisees, share information and experiences, promote good practice in franchising and to act as the voice of franchising to government on matters impacting franchise businesses. Members of FANZ are committed to observe the best practice in franchising through adherence to a Code of Practice, Code of Ethics, and the Rules of the Association.
The Franchise Association of New Zealand represents franchise systems and businesses dedicated to promoting best-practice franchising both in New Zealand and around the world. FANZ is a member of the Asia Pacific Franchise Confederation and the World Franchise Council.
Membership is open to franchisors, master franchisees and franchisees, as well as professional advisory and franchise support businesses or individuals with an interest in franchising.
A Franchise Association of New Zealand member will display this symbol as recognition of their membership.
The Franchise Association of New Zealand was formed in July 1996. Prior to that, the Association was a Chapter of the Australian-based FAANZ (Franchise Association of Australia & New Zealand). The New Zealand Association became independent due to legal and other differences between the two countries and so was split into two entities, with both Associations pledging to work together on matters of mutual interest.
*source: Franchising New Zealand 2021 – Massey University Franchise Survey. Excludes fuel retail and vehicle sale sector franchise systems.