No. Operating a Refund Point is much easier than most people think. Any charity, sporting club, community group or small business can operate one.
Under the Community (Producer Responsibility) model, significant assistance is provided to operators, including point-of-sale software, marketing and branding, support and payment processing all free of charge.
Under the Community (Producer Responsibility) Scheme, infrastructure to pick up collected containers from the Refund Points is also provided free.
Charities and sporting clubs that operate Refund Points can earn up to 16.5c per container if members of the public donate to them as the operator (10 cent donation plus 6.5 cent handling fee).