About Australia’s transport fuels standards
Transport fuels standards are an important part of the Australian Government's policy to facilitate the adoption of advanced, cleaner emission control technology to ensure the more effective operation of engines and to reduce air pollution.
The Australian Government's Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (the FQS Act) in concert with the Fuel Quality Standards Regulations 2001 and various fuel standard determinations set out the legal framework governing transport fuel standards in Australia.
The FQS Act is administered by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) participates in the development of fuel standards through its membership of the Fuel Standards Consultative Committee.
The department's focus on the Committee is to ensure that fuel quality standards do not: jeopardise Australian industries' productive capacity, unnecessarily restrict competition or imports, and will facilitate investment in new technologies (from the refinery to automobile manufacturers).
For more information about Transport Fuels standards email TransportFuels@ret.gov.au.
For detailed information concerning fuel standards, see the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities’ Fuel Quality Standards webpage.