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 unleaded petrol industry

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.

Ministerial letter 2017 ( PDF 374.45 KB )

Ministerial direction 2017 ( PDF 547.22 KB )

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.

Ministerial direction & letter 2014 ( PDF 131.45 KB )

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