While the ACCC does not set fuel prices, we monitor retail fuel prices on a daily basis. Where we see issues of concern we will investigate. And, where we find sufficient evidence we will take action to protect consumers against misleading and anti-competitive conduct by fuel retailers.
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.
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.
- Report on the Australian petroleum market - June 2021
- Independent chains generally have the lowest prices - report on petrol prices by major retailer in 2019 and 2020
- Quarterly monitoring reports on the Australian petroleum industry - 2015 to present
- Petrol industry reports - 2018 to present
- Petrol market studies - 2015 to 2017
- Annual monitoring reports on the Australian petroleum industry - 2008 to 2014
In previous years the ACCC has commissioned a number of consultants 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
Petrol, diesel & LPG - consumer information