ACCC's fuel monitoring role

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.

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



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