Public hearings for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's inquiry into petrol prices will resume in Melbourne tomorrow (Thursday, 18 April).

The national motoring group, the Australian Automobile Association, and the Victorian group, the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, will present evidence to the inquiry. Also appearing are service station operators, an independent petrol importer, and the Transport Workers Union.

The inquiry is reviewing the present method of regulating wholesale petrol prices in Australia.

It is also examining the disparity between city and country prices and has been asked to recommend any measures that might sharpen competition in rural markets.

The ACCC is scheduled to submit its report to the Commonwealth Government by July 31.

Details of the hearing are: Time: 10am, 18 April Location: Hearing room Level 35, The Tower 360 Elizabeth Street Melbourne