Liquid fuel security review

Interim report and consultation

On 4 April 2019 the former Department of the Environment and Energy released an interim report on the liquid fuel security review.

Facts and figures found in the interim report were accurate at the time of publication. For an overview and analysis of the latest liquid fuel figures and statistics, please refer to the Australian Energy Update 2019.

This review is the first in-depth look at the liquid fuel sector in many years. It considers how liquid fuel is used and supplied in Australia. It also looks at fuel pricing, threats to fuel security, our resilience to withstand disruptions and the future outlook for liquid fuel use.

It is clear that people have strong and divergent views on fuel security. It is important that industry and the community have opportunities to contribute to the review, and that the department tests the validity of its initial findings.

Public consultation was open between 4 April 2019 and 3 May 2019 and 29 submissions were received. 

Next steps

The department is analysing submissions provided through the public consultation process and conducting research to address issues raised in the submissions.

Contact us

For more information, or to register for updates on the assessment of Australia’s liquid fuel security, please email

More information

Liquid Fuel Security Review—Interim Report (PDF 5MB) Australian Government

Submissions in response to the interim report Australian Government

Public consultation opens on fuel security Minister for Energy media release 4 April 2019