BP Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Summary

On 29 June 2022, BP Australia Pty Ltd (BP) applied for authorisation on behalf of itself and resellers of fuel under the BP brand (BP Resellers). The application seeks to expand the existing BP Rewards Program by introducing additional fuel and non-fuel offers at BP sites and participating BP Reseller sites for all or certain groups of consumers who are members of the existing BP Rewards Program in particular BP Rewards Program members who are also employees, contractors, members, customers or persons otherwise associated with existing or future BP customers/ corporate partners with whom BP negotiates a fuel and/or non-fuel offer.

The ACCC previously granted a related authorisation to BP, BP Resellers, Qantas Airways Limited and Qantas Frequent Flyer Limited to establish the BP Rewards loyalty program on 27 February 2020.

On 28 September 2022, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for 5 years. The ACCC invites submissions in relation to this draft determination before making its final decision.

An indicative timetable for the ACCC’s assessment is set out below:

Indicative date

Stage in assessment process

29 June 2022

Lodgement of application.

18 July 2022

Public consultation process begins.

8 August 2022

Closing date for submissions.

August 2022

Applicants responds to issues raised in the public consultation process.

28 September 2022

Draft determination.

October 2022

Public consultation on draft determination including any conference if called.

October 2022

Final determination.

Applicant(s)

  • BP Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of itself and resellers of fuel under the BP brand

Authorisation number(s)

  • AA1000619-1

Applications

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Decisions

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Submissions - before draft decision