Dr Anthony Lynham


Fuel prices on tap

fuel price reporting trial

17 December, 2018 –

Our two-year fuel price monitoring trial is now underway. More up-to-date fuel prices should start to appear in your favourite petrol price apps and websites over the next couple of weeks.

This is going to mean potential savings for motivated motorists prepared to shop around.

Queensland fuel retailers now have to lodge their up to-date fuel prices within half-an-hour of them changing at the bowser.

Fuel prices will then be made available free to existing apps, such as MotorMouth, GasBuddy, and RACQ – as well as any innovators interested in entering the market.

Retailers will have three months grace to get their processes right, with fines to be handed out by Easter next year if they don’t update fuel prices accurately and on time.

The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy will continue to actively follow up with retailers to get them on board as soon as possible.

This trial complements what you see is what you pay laws that came into effect on 31 January, this year, which require retailers to display only full prices, rather than conditionally discounted offers, on their fuel price boards.

Shop around and save as we head into Christmas and the summer holidays.