Market study on petrol prices in Cairns

Closed 31 Jul 2016

Opened 19 Apr 2016


Cairns is the fourth regional location to be studied by the ACCC under the petrol monitoring arrangements announced by the then Minister for Small Business, the Hon Bruce Billson MP, in December 2014.

The aims of this market study are to explain why prices are higher in Cairns relative to the larger capital cities and to explain each component of the prices paid at the bowser.

The ACCC is using its compulsory information gathering powers under Section 95ZK of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to obtain information from participants in the Cairns fuel market.

Comments and information

The ACCC is interested in receiving any comments or information that consumers, industry participants, stakeholders or any other interested parties may wish to provide about petrol prices in Cairns.

Information gathered through this process can help the ACCC understand the dynamics of the petroleum industry in Cairns.

The deadline for receipt of comments or information is 31 July 2016.

While all comments or information received by the ACCC will be carefully considered you will only be contacted by the ACCC if required.



  • Youth
  • Seniors
  • Indigenous
  • Non-English speaking background
  • All consumers
  • Small business
  • All business
  • Aged care industry
  • Industry
  • Internal
  • Students
  • Education providers
  • Government agencies
  • Consumer groups
  • Government
  • Small business
  • Media
  • Competition agencies


  • Petrol, diesel & LPG