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


Department of the Environment and Energy



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).