Fuel quality and environment

To assist with meeting its targets for reduction in CO2 emissions, the Australian automotive industry is committed to aligning fuel and emission standards with international standards.

Australia’s fuel standards must match engine technology to achieve the best environmental and performance results. Australia must look to overseas experience to ensure that local standards are those most suitable commercially and technically.

The Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 provides a legislative framework for setting national fuel quality and fuel quality information standards for Australia. For more information, visit the Fuel Quality Standards page of the Department of Environment website.

For specific information on Ethanol and Bio-diesel, visit the Alternative Fuels page of this website.