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.
Current monitoring direction
The ACCC has a Ministerial direction to report at least quarterly on the prices of unleaded petroleum products in Australia in the largest capital cities and more than 190 regional locations.
We also prepare reports on particular issues of consumer interest or industry significance.
Previous monitoring direction
A previous Ministerial direction commenced on 14 December 2014 for a period of three years.
Twelve quarterly reports and five market studies were completed and published under this direction.
- Quarterly report on the Australian petroleum market - December quarter 2018
- Petrol price cycles in Australia
- 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