NOSEC Guidance Note - Retail Rationing Under the Liquid Fuel Emergency Act 1984

Department of the Environment and Energy
January 2016

This Guidance Note sets out the current policy with respect to Retail Rationing in a national liquid fuel emergency and the rationale that informs that policy.

The Guidance Note also sets out some actions that fuel users can take to manage the impacts of a reduction of fuel supply.

The prevailing policy is that all fuel consumers will be subject to Retail Rationing in the event of a liquid fuel emergency with the exception of designated Essential Users (please see Guidance Note on Essential Users).