LPG prices and fees
Looking to order bottled gas? We’re committed to providing LPG at competitive rates.
When you request a quote for LPG, we review the delivery arrangements in your local area to determine the best way to get you gas at a fair price. We also check if we’ve supplied your property with LPG before, as this can help us determine which supply option is the best fit for your requirements.
That’s why we’ll need to ask you a few questions about your location before we can provide a quote. Luckily, our form is quick and simple – and if you use exchange gas bottles for your home, we can provide you with an instant quote. If you use scheduled gas refills, we’ll get back to you with pricing in the next two hours, or the next working day if it’s after hours or the weekend.
How we set our prices
It's not just your location that influences the price you pay for gas. There are a number of factors locally and globally that can cause LPG prices to fluctuate.
Like oil, wheat and even gold, gas is a globally traded commodity – which means there are a number of benchmarks around the world determining the price to buy and sell.
In Australia and most of Asia, the international benchmark used by LPG importers is the Saudi Aramco Contract Price, which is set in US dollars and changes monthly. It usually takes only a few weeks for these changes to influence the price of LPG on the domestic market.
Global supply and demand
LPG prices fluctuate with changes in global supply and demand. If demand is low and there's plenty of gas, prices fall. But when demand is high, there's less gas and prices rise. That's why gas prices increase during Australian summers – because the northern hemisphere winter means gas heaters are in full swing. Prices also move due to the flow-on effects of demand for alternative fuels, like diesel.
On the supply side, disruptions like conflict in regions that produce LPG, or trade sanctions that restrict nations from selling resources, can interrupt international markets and influence prices.
Currency exchange rates
Because LPG is traded in US dollars, the price you pay on the retail market is affected by the exchange rate of the Aussie dollar.
When our dollar is strong and performing well against the US dollar, it means Australian LPG importers can stretch their dollar further and buy more gas – which can lead to a drop in prices in the domestic market.
Taxes applicable to LPG
LPG prices are also impacted by taxes. In Australia, the cost of LPG includes the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Autogas – LPG used for transport purposes – is also subject to a tax known as an 'excise'. This excise rate can change over time.
Supply chain costs
The cost of the inputs which go into producing and distributing LPG will also affect the price you pay. Wholesalers, distributors and retailers all incur various costs for the transport, storage, management and sale of LPG – and these are then incorporated into final prices.
Standard LPG equipment fees and charges
LPG equipment fees
It’s common practice in Australia for LPG suppliers to charge a ‘LPG equipment fee’. This might also be known as an annual fee, service charge or rental fee.
LPG equipment fees contribute to the cost of purchasing, testing, maintaining and replacing LPG cylinders that are used to supply you with LPG. It means we can make sure that the cylinders meet the high standards of safety set by legislation that controls the gas industry.
LPG equipment fees are typically invoiced annually in advance, and charged separately to the cost of your gas consumption. They’re calculated according to the number and size of the gas cylinders provided at your premises.
Other fees and charges
Depending on your particular circumstances and service requirements, other fees and charges may apply. Chat to us on 13 35 74 to see if any of these apply. Additional fees may include:
- Account establishment fees
- Urgent delivery fees
- Service and installation charges
- Paper bill fees
- Late payment, non-payment and debt collection costs.
Want to learn more? Visit Gas Energy Australia for further information about the Australian LPG industry, including pricing information.