The Association

ACAPMA is the national peak body representing the interests of the petroleum distribution and petroleum retail industry.  The Association is first and foremost an employer organisation that is formally recognised under Australian law as the industrial advocate for fuel marketing and fuel distribution businesses in Australia.

First established in 1976 as the National Council of Petroleum Agents and Distributors Organisation, the Association changed its name to the Australasian Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (ACAPMA) in 2007, to better reflect the changed nature of member businesses.

ACAPMA is a Registered Organisation under Fair Work and serves the downstream petroleum industry via the provision of employment services, industry advocacy to government, and networking opportunities to ensure the competitive viability of its members’ businesses.

Our Members

ACAPMA’s members comprise 95% of Australia’s fuel distribution and storage businesses who, in turn, supply fuel to approximately 4,800 of the 6,400 retail fuel outlets operating in Australia.

The scope of ACAPMA’s membership extends from ‘refinery gate’ through to the forecourt of Australia’s national network of service stations and petrol convenience outlets – including fuel wholesale, fuel distributors, fuel retailers, petroleum equipment suppliers and petroleum service providers.

The profile of ACAPMA’s membership ranges from small to medium sized Australian owned enterprises, to large multinational corporations.

Become a Member

ACAPMA’s members are entitled to the full suite of industry-specific service offerings including advocacy, employment advice, training, news and events.

Click here for more information including eligibility criteria and pricing.

Our People

ACAPMA’s Secretariat office in Sydney is staffed by four full-time employees.

The activities of the Association are overseen by a Board of Management.

Click here for more information on ACAPMA’s staff and Board of Management.


To be the most trusted provider of knowledge and services to stakeholders on behalf of the petroleum and convenience industry.


To advance the growth of the downstream petroleum industry to the advantage of all Australians by advocating the importance of the industry to our economy and promoting industry best practice at all levels.


Safe industry operation

Ethical employment practices

Environmental responsibility

Healthy competition

Responsiveness to stakeholders

A fair go for small to medium businesses

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