A Palaszczuk Government initiative means Queenslanders can see every fuel price changes at every service station on their smartphones within 30 minutes of a price change at the bowser.
The two-year trial will see fuel prices published on existing smartphone apps and websites such as Motormouth, GasBuddy, PetrolSpy, RACQ and Compare the Market.
“We will kick off a two year fuel price reporting trial in December so Queensland motorists will find the cheapest fuel in town,” said Member for Bancroft Chris Whiting.
“All motorist need to do is download these apps or websites onto their smartphones.
“Retailers will have three months’ grace to make sure they are involved in the new scheme.
“By the Easter holidays, offenders will face fines if they do not report their fuel prices accurately and on time.
“The trial comes on top of the ‘what you see is what you pay’ laws that require retailers to display full prices on their fuel boards,” said Chris Whiting
Chris Whiting said the system would have in-built safeguards against inaccurate or misleading pricing and not inflict unnecessary red tape.
The Palaszczuk Government will evaluate the trial’s performance in 2020.