Fuel price reporting
An aggregation system for the fuel price reporting scheme has been established under s.4 of the Fair Trading (Fuel Price Reporting) Regulation 2018.
All Queensland fuel retailers are required to report their fuel prices as part of the Queensland fuel price reporting scheme to help motorists find the cheapest fuel prices.
Fuel price reporting enables Queensland motorists to:
- compare fuel prices in their local area
- find the cheapest price
- save money at the bowser.
Mandatory fuel price reporting is designed to make it easier for motorists to take advantage of the fuel price cycle to find the best deal. However, it will not stop the price cycle that motorists experience around the world.
You can check fuel prices using websites and apps that have signed up to receive data under the fuel price reporting scheme.
Since 3 December 2018, fuel retailers have been required to report fuel price changes.
Publishers, data consumers and developers
We welcome fuel price publishers, fuel reporting app owners and app developers to publish fuel prices in innovative ways. Find out how to sign-up and access data.
Background to the scheme
A working group of industry stakeholders including the RACQ, the Australian Institute of Petroleum and the Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association assisted the Queensland Government in developing options for fuel price reporting.
The working group considered:
- existing fuel price reporting arrangements
- options for ensuring fuel retailers report accurately
- lessons from other jurisdictions
- consumer benefits
- regulatory costs of alternative models.
The outcomes are summarised in the Fuel price reporting: Decision regulatory impact statement (PDF, 2911.53 KB).
Assessment of the trial
Griffith University was engaged to provide the Queensland Government with expert independent assessment of the fuel price reporting trial.
Griffith University will deliver a final report in 2021.
12 month review - December 2019
The findings and analysis of the first 12 months of the trial looking at consumer savings and average petrol prices are available in the 12 month report - An assessment of the Queensland Fuel Price Reporting Trial (PDF, 2127.46 KB).
- Motorists who shopped around to fill up at the minimum petrol price saved up to $179.30 a year in Brisbane, up to $81.10 a year in Rockhampton, and up to $53.80 a year in Cairns, when compared to filling up at the average available price.
- Irrespective of shopping around, consumers as a group are estimated to have also saved about $10 million a year in Brisbane and $14 million a year in the greater south-east Queensland region due to overall declines in the average price of petrol.
18 month review - June 2020
The assessment includes data collected during the sharp global decline of oil prices due to the COVID‑19 pandemic.
The findings and an analysis of consumer savings and average petrol prices are available in the report - An interim assessment of the Queensland Fuel Price Reporting Trial (PDF, 6618.1 KB).
- Motorists who shopped around to fill up at the minimum petrol price saved up to $147 per year in Brisbane, $144 in Ipswich, $129 on the Gold Coast, $92 in Lockyer Valley, $35 in Cairns, $36 in Rockhampton and $12 in Mount Isa.
- Irrespective of shopping around, consumers as a group are estimated to have also saved about $8 million a year in Brisbane and $9.8 million a year in South East Queensland.
- Last updated:
- 15 March 2021