Petrol price signs

Why is an information standard for fuel price signs needed in NSW?

The information standard requires service station operators to display on a fuel price sign the price of LPG, diesel and e10 if they are sold at the service station. The fuel price sign must be positioned and lit so that the prices can be easily seen my motorists approaching the service station. This assists motoriss to make an informed choice and helps drive competition.

Can a fuel price sign advertise a discounted price?

Under the standard, only the price available to all consumers can be displayed. However, a sign can still contain information about a discount or special offer (eg. “save 4 cents per litre”).

What does this mean for the shopper docket discount schemes?

The schemes can still operate and while the discounted price can’t be up on the board, the discount can be advertised.

Can service stations have more than one price board?

Yes, as long as they advertise four fuels (if selling four or more fuels).

What fuel prices must be displayed by a service station selling four fuels or more?

A service station must show the price of at least four fuels, including LPG, E10 and diesel (if these are sold).

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