This regulation may be cited as the Fair Trading (Fuel Price Reporting) Regulation 2018.
This regulation commences at midday on 3 December 2018.
In this regulation—aggregation system see section 4(1).(a)fuel within the meaning of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (Cwlth); or(b)hydrogen.regular unleaded petrol (RON 91), E10 (RON 94), premium unleaded petrol labelled ‘RON 95’, premium unleaded petrol labelled ‘RON 98’, E85 (RON 105), diesel, fuel labelled ‘premium diesel’, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas or natural gas for vehicles (CNG or NGV), liquefied natural gas (LNG), B20 (biodiesel and diesel)normal fuel price, for a type of fuel, means the price at which fuel of that type is offered for retail sale without any discount being applied in any way.responsible fuel retailer means a person who decides the normal fuel price for a type of fuel offered for retail sale at a service station.
(1)The commissioner may ask the energy chief executive to establish and maintain an electronic system (the aggregation system) for the purposes of receiving fuel price information under this part and publishing the information to the public.(2)The energy chief executive must ensure that information about how to access and use the aggregation system is published on the website of the department in which the Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984 is administered.(3)In this section—energy chief executive means the chief executive of the department in which the Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984 is administered.
This division applies to a responsible fuel retailer for a type of fuel offered for retail sale at a service station.
(1)The responsible fuel retailer must ensure the following information is entered into the aggregation system within the period mentioned in subsection (2)—(a)the normal fuel price for the type of fuel;(b)the brand of the type of fuel, if applicable;(c)the trading name by which the service station is known, if applicable;(d)the service station’s address and telephone number.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.(2)The period for subsection (1) is 30 minutes after a change is made to the normal fuel price on any fuel pump display for the fuel at the service station.
(1)This section applies if, after the fuel price information mentioned in section 6(1) for the type of fuel has been entered into the aggregation system, the fuel is temporarily unable to be offered for retail sale at the service station (the temporary event).(2)The responsible fuel retailer must ensure that information stating the temporary event has happened is entered into the aggregation system within 30 minutes after the event happens.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
In a proceeding for an offence against section 6 or 7, it is a defence for the responsible fuel retailer to prove—(a)an emergency happened that prevented the retailer from complying with the section; or(b)the aggregation system could not be accessed or used to comply with the section because of a circumstance, the happening of which was beyond the retailer’s control.