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We Support Low Aromatic Unleaded

About Low Aromatic Unleaded

Low aromatic unleaded fuel has been specially designed to contain lower levels of the toxic aromatic compounds such as benzene, toluene and xylene which give people who sniff petrol a "high".

Low aromatic unleaded fuel has a minimum octane rating of 91 so it can be used in any engine in which manufacturers recommend the use of regular unleaded 91 fuel. This includes cars, boats and small engines such as lawn mowers, whipper snippers, generators, chainsaws, motor bikes and all-terrain vehicles.

Low aromatic unleaded fuel has undergone independent testing to ensure that it complies with Australian Fuel Standards, the standard which has to be met by all fuels used in Australia.

Rollout map showing areas where low aromatic unleaded fuel is widely available: Central Australia, Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Katherine, Tennant Creek and the Western Australian Goldfields. Low aromatic unleaded fuel is available to some extent in regions such as the East Kimberley (WA), the Gulf of Carpentaria (QLD) and Cape York (QLD). The Gulf of Carpentaria, the East Kimberley and Coober Pedy (SA) are also being considered for expansion.

News and Events

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The Minister has announced the release of the Menzies School of Health Research report on the prevalence of petrol sniffing in selected Aboriginal communities.

It is now illegal for corporations to supply, transport, or possess regular unleaded fuel in the Tennant Creek and Katherine regions.

Low aromatic fuel is now available to use instead of regular unleaded.

Palm Island has now been designated as a low aromatic fuel area

The offences under the Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013 only apply to corporations. The designation came into effect on 27 November 2015.