Changes to discounted prices on fuel price boards

From 31 January 2018, petrol stations will not be able to display conditionally discounted prices of fuel on the price board.

All fuel retailers must show only the full price of fuel available to all motorists, instead of displaying potentially misleading or confusing prices.

The regulation also requires fuel retailers to change the price displayed on their price boards in a coordinated way, so when prices do change you won’t pay more at the pump than was displayed on the fuel price board.

Fuel retailers will still be able to offer and promote discount fuel price schemes (e.g. supermarket discounts or buy in store discounts), as long as only the full undiscounted price is displayed on the fuel price board.

For more information on the new regulation visit the Department of Energy and Water Supply.