Oil Code of Conduct - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this code if you intend to sell, supply or purchase declared petroleum products.

Declared petroleum products include:

  • unleaded petrol
  • products consisting of a blend of unleaded petrol and ethanol
  • products consisting of a blend of unleaded petrol and one or more biofuels other than ethanol
  • premium unleaded petrol (other than premium unleaded petrol proprietary product)
  • diesel fuel other than a diesel proprietary product.

The Oil Code regulates the conduct of the suppliers, distributors and retailers in the petroleum marketing industry. The code provides:

  • standard contractual terms and conditions for re-selling agreements between wholesale suppliers and retailers
  • a national approach to terminal gate pricing arrangements
  • a low-cost, alternative dispute resolution scheme.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Competition and Consumer (Industry Code - Oil) Regulations 2017 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Infrastructure Regulation Division

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