ACCC role in fuel monitoring

ACCC monitoring of fuel prices following cut in fuel excise

The ACCC acknowledges the Federal Budget announcement of a six-month reduction in fuel excise from 30 March 2022. We are monitoring fuel prices following this cut in fuel excise.

See Monitoring fuel prices following the excise cut for the latest information and updates on what the ACCC has found from monitoring activities.

Monitoring retail fuel prices

The ACCC monitors retail prices of unleaded petrol, diesel and LPG in all Australian capital cities and in more than 190 regional locations. This enables us to provide you with information about fuel prices, including petrol price cycles in the larger cities.

Monitoring Australia’s petrol industry

Monitoring direction

The ACCC has a Ministerial direction to continue monitoring prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of petroleum products in Australia for a further period of three years, commencing on 19 December 2019.

Under the direction the ACCC prepares quarterly petrol monitoring reports focusing on price movements in the capital cities and over 190 regional locations across Australia.

We also prepare petrol industry reports on particular issues of consumer interest or industry significance.

See: Competition and Consumer (Price Monitoring—Petroleum Fuels) Direction 2019

Latest reports

Past reports

Consultants reports

In previous years the ACCC has commissioned a number of consultants reports on fuel related issues.

More information

Unleaded petrol price inquiry 2007

Petrol, diesel & LPG - consumer information