Fuel and petrol

  • Petrol, diesel and automotive LPG prices are not regulated in Australia. Automotive LPG prices were deregulated in 1991. Petrol and diesel prices were deregulated in 1998.
  • The ACCC monitors prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of petroleum products in Australia. This is part of a Ministerial direction to monitor for 3 years from 19 December 2019. 
  • Under this direction, we prepare quarterly petrol monitoring reports focusing on price movements in the capital cities and over 190 regional locations across Australia.
  • We also prepare reports on particular issues of interest in the industry.


Title Type Status
Unleaded petrol price inquiry 2007 Inquiry Finalised

On 15 June 2007 the then Treasurer approved an ACCC price inquiry into the price of unleaded petrol.