Franchise Opportunities

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Billy's Buddies Winner of Best National Preschooler Activity at the 2019 What's On 4 Kids Awards

Why become a Billy’s Buddies Franchisee?

Starting an exciting children’s franchise with Billy’s Buddies is a once in a lifetime opportunity. You will not only be joining Billy Slater (one of Rugby League’s best ever players and a National brand in his own right) but many other Franchisees in bringing a world of adventure and development to young children across Australia.

This Franchise System is underpinned by strong systems and processes and ultimately managed by an experienced, knowledgeable and talented Head Office unit.

There are many great reasons for becoming a Billy’s Buddies Franchisee. Below are just some of the benefits of joining our Franchise Group.

1) Be part of a trusted and reputable brand

Billy’s Buddies has a growing footprint in South East Queensland (SEQ). In just over 2 years we have become the largest provider in SEQ of ‘rugby/rugby-league based’ Programs for children (aged 2-6). We are currently operating Programs for more than 1500 children each week.

Our growth has also attracted significant media attention and brand awareness. We have featured on Channel 9 News four times inside the last 12 months and in the Courier Mail on four separate occasions.

2) Start-up training and support

All Franchisees receive 3 days of upfront training and ongoing support. We truly have created a turn-key system which you will be able to utilise with confidence once training has been completed.

Our training focuses on program management and administration; coaching (both practical and theoretical); marketing; and, how to operate the Billy’s Buddies Sports Management software.

3) Great business model

  1. Low overheads;
  2. Most operating costs are directly related to the number of registered children – i.e. most costs are variable in nature;
  3. The net cash returns are almost directly related to the number of children registered; and
  4. Results are directly related to effort!

4) Lower Failure Rate

A significant risk with owning and operating any business, especially at the beginning, is the chance of failure. We have a proven business model and track record for success and all current Franchise Units are financially viable.

5) Buying Power

Billy’s Buddies has access to cheaper pricing for supplies (apparel, gear, materials etc) as a result of buying these goods in bulk. These savings are passed onto all of our Franchisees.

Passing Practise with Billy Slater at Billy's Buddies
Billy Slate and some of his Brisbane Billy's Buddies Kids
Billy Slater running Billy's Buddies Programs in Brisbane
Billy Slater running Billy's Buddies Sessions
Courier Mail - Billy Slater at Goodstart Early Learning
Billy Slater running Billy's Buddies Program at a Brisbane Childcare Centre
Kicking practise at Billy's Buddies with Billy Slater

What is required to become a Billy’s Buddies Franchisee?

We are seeking passionate, driven and highly ambitious people that wish to make a positive difference both in the community and within their own lives financially.

Our process for Franchisee selection is rigorous and involves a number of steps. We need to take these measures to safeguard the Brand and ensure we maintain a high performance culture.

What franchises are available?

Below is a table of Franchise pricing and available regions in Queensland, New South Wales and Canberra.

QLD LocationsPrice
Logan/BeenleighTBA – Established Region
Greater North Brisbane (Caboolture)TBA – Established Region
RedlandsTBA – Established Region
IpswichTBA – Established Region
Townsville$25,000 + GST
Mackay$25,000 + GST
Rockhampton$25,000 + GST
Bundaberg$25,000 + GST
Toowoomba$25,000 + GST
South Gold Coast$25,000 + GST
North Sunshine CoastSOLD/Operational
South Sunshine CoastSOLD/Operational
Brisbane NorthSOLD/Operational
Brisbane EastSOLD/Operational
Brisbane WestSOLD/Operational
Brisbane SouthSOLD/Operational
North Gold CoastSOLD/Operational
NSW/ACT LocationsPrice
Sydney – Eastern Suburbs$25,000 + GST
Sydney – Inner West$25,000 + GST
Sydney – Northern Suburbs/Northern Beaches$25,000 + GST
Sydney – Parramatta$25,000 + GST
Sydney – St George/Bankstown$25,000 + GST
Cronulla/Sutherland$25,000 + GST
Newcastle (City)$25,000 + GST
Greater Hunter Region$25,000 + GST
Blacktown$25,000 + GST
Lake Macquarie$25,000 + GST
Central Coast (NSW)$25,000 + GST
Penrith$25,000 + GST
Liverpool$25,000 + GST
Campbelltown$25,000 + GST
Wollongong$25,000 + GST
Canberra North$25,000 + GST
Canberra South$25,000 + GST

Additional information:

  • All prices are in AUD and are exclusive of GST.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time.
  • All Franchises receive for their upfront investment: a comprehensive 3-day training course in Brisbane and a stock pack.
  • If you are interested in an area that is not listed, please contact Head Office –

Apply for a Franchise

For more information on a Billy’s Buddies Franchise please complete the below form.

Once this form has been completed and sent, a member of our Head Office Team will be in touch within 48 hours to discuss the available opportunities.

By submitting the below form you are under no obligation to proceed with a Franchise.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the Billy’s Buddies Franchise System better than the others in this industry?

Three words – experience, brand and systems. We have an experienced team of people that have run successful Franchise Systems and Businesses for the last 15 years. We have one of the most talented, well known and respected sportspeople of our generation as our chief brand ambassador and owner. Finally, we have created systems which maximise cash-flow, whilst minimising the workload to achieve extraordinary financial benefits.

Can I purchase a Franchise in an area not advertised?

Please contact Billy’s Buddies Head Office ( to express interest in an unlisted area. Our plan is to expand aggressively Australia-wide (with time) but will be focusing on Queensland and regional New South Wales for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year.

How do I apply?

Please follow instructions and complete the relevant forms located via the tabs above. Please do not try to contact us directly. We will not seriously consider any applications which are not lodged in the correct way.