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Monitoring fuel prices and the petrol industry
The ACCC monitors retail prices of unleaded petrol, diesel and LPG in Australian capital cities and in more than 190 regional locations. This allows us to provide you with fuel price information such as petrol price cycles in Australia's larger cities.
We also monitor prices, costs and profits related to the supply of petroleum products in Australia. This is carried out under a Ministerial direction that started on 15 December 2022 and extended our monitoring activity for a further 3 years.
Petrol monitoring quarterly reports
We prepare petrol monitoring reports every 3 months.
Reports focus on price movements in capital cities and more than 190 regional locations across Australia.
Current monitoring report
Previous monitoring reports
See Quarterly reports on the Australian petroleum industry for a complete list of reports we have published.
Monitoring prices following the fuel excise cut and restoration
The ACCC closely monitored fuel prices following the Federal Budget reduction in fuel excise from 30 March to 28 September 2022. Results of our monitoring are described in our quarterly petrol reports of March, June and September 2022.
Petrol industry reports
We produce petrol industry reports on issues of interest to consumers or significant to industry.
Topics have included annual average retail petrol prices, petrol price cycles, and the financial performance of the Australian downstream petroleum industry.
Past petrol market studies
Past annual monitoring reports
In previous years, we have commissioned reports on fuel-related issues.
- Benchmarking the price of fuel ethanol in Australia - July 2010
- The method and basis of the setting of the import parity price (IPP) for unleaded petrol and diesel in Australia - October 2009
- Review of the appropriateness of the current LPG international benchmark in the setting of domestic LPG prices - October 2009