Franchisee FAQ

Franchisee profile
What is the total investment required and ongoing costs?

The initial cost of buying the Franchise varies depending on the individual Franchise. If you are buying a new Franchise area, the Franchisee Fee is $10,000, plus your working capital to purchase initial stock, and setting up you cab chassis. Freezer Body rental costs are paid monthly at $300.00, Van Electricity varies dependant on area between $87.00 to $108.00 per month. If you are in a Regional Area there is a depot security and temperature monitoring charge, this is dependent on how many Franchisees are in your depot and ranges from between $5.00 to $30.00 per month.

Do I have to contribute to Marketing Costs?

No, currently Home Ice Cream Pty Ltd pays for all National and any International advertising to increase brand awareness and drive sales to the vans. If you would like to do your own advertising in your own territory, this must be cleared by the Home Ice Cream Board of Directors prior to any advertising material being released or the use of the Home Ice Cream logo.

Do I get to pick which area I want to be a Franchisee in?

To a degree yes, you can choose which area but it depends on what Franchisee's are being offered in that particular area at the specific time. To find out what areas are available now, please see the Territories page.

What hours do I work?

The hours worked depend on the routes that need to be vended each day. Hours vending are approximately 10am to 8pm in some areas. This can change depending on how many customers you have on each day and in Summer, these hours can sometimes increase simply due to the volume of sales at the back of the van. You may have a relief driver however our experience has found what yields the best sales is you being on the van yourself - as no-one will work your business like you!

Can a Franchisee own more than one Territory?

Yes, in some cases, we have husband and wife teams or business partners that choose to purchase two Franchises. This has worked well for them to date, however we do ensure that both parties are aware of the commitment and hours to each Franchise area that is required to ensure a successful business.

Does Home Ice Cream offer financing?

No, Home Ice Cream Pty Ltd or any of its subsidiaries do not offer financing to Franchisees.

How much money can I expect to earn as a Franchisee?

Income can vary widely from area to area depending on a number of factors. The most important aspect of success within the Home Ice Cream network is excellence in operational standards upheld by the Franchisee.

How do I become a part of the Home Ice Cream Network?

Simply complete the Franchisee Enquiry Form and upon receipt of your expression of interest, we will contact you and with the initial stage of the process along with a confidentiality agreement to sign. Any information provided to us is held with the utmost confidence and if you are successful, you will be offered an available Franchise in the area you are interested in.