Petroleum Retailers Rights and Liabilities Act 1982 Statutory Review May 2023

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Petroleum operator

The Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety – Consumer Protection Division (Consumer Protection) has undertaken a review of the Petroleum Retailers Rights and Liabilities Act 1982 (WA) (the PRRL Act ). This review indicates that industry usage of the PRRL Act since its introduction has been minimal and changes in the regulatory environment have meant that the objectives of the legislation are now being met by other means. Practical difficulties associated with the use of the PRRL Act also mean that use by retailers is considered unlikely. Consultation with the industry indicated minimal interest in the rights provided by the PRRL Act and a majority of responses supported the repeal of the legislation.

Based on these findings, the review recommends the repeal of the PRRL Act.


  1. Executive Summary
  2. Background
  3. Issues
    1. Changes in the regulatory environment
    2. Practival difficulties in using the PRRL Act
  4. Consultation
  5. Other Jurisdictions
  6. Recommendation



Consumer Protection
Last updated 04 Dec 2023

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