Queensland biofuels mandates

The Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984 requires fuel sellers (fuel retailers and fuel wholesalers) to sell minimum amounts of sustainable biobased fuel, such as E10.

The sustainable biofuels mandates, which commenced on 1 January 2017, set minimum requirements for the sale of biobased petrol and biobased diesel. Both mandates are separate from each other.

The biobased petrol mandate requires that 4% of the total volume of regular unleaded petrol sales and ethanol-blended fuel sales by liable fuel retailers must be biobased petrol (ethanol). For example, if 4 out of every 10 litres of regular petrol sold by a petrol station (or group of petrol stations) were E10, which contains 10% ethanol, the fuel retailer would have complied with the biobased petrol mandate. Prior to 1 July 2018, the biobased petrol mandate was set at 3%.

The biobased diesel mandate requires 0.5% of all diesel fuel sold by fuel wholesalers to be biobased diesel (biodiesel). The biobased diesel mandate does not apply to fuel retailers.

This guide explains how to comply with the biofuels mandates, register as a fuel seller, and report on the volume of fuel sold.