Leaded racing fuel (avgas)

Supplying leaded racing fuel (avgas)

You can only supply leaded racing fuel (avgas) for non-aviation use if you hold an approval from the Australian Government, or if you are a regulated person covered by an approval granted to another entity. Airport fuel suppliers selling avgas for non-aviation use must also meet these requirements.

You can only supply leaded racing fuel (avgas) to:

  • current members of a recognised motor sport association or club - evidence might include a current membership card or a letter of introduction from the association or club;
  • dynotuners; or
  • another person who provides evidence that they are an approval holder or regulated person.

You can generally only supply leaded racing fuel (avgas) in sealed containers with capacity up to 200 litres to motor club members and dynotuners, unless otherwise approved by the Australian Government.

Significant fines apply for suppliers who do not follow these rules.

To find out whether you are a regulated person, contact your fuel distributor or manufacturer. If you are not a regulated person and want to supply leaded fuel, you will need to apply for an approval or be listed by your fuel distributor or manufacturer as a regulated person on their approval.

For a current list of recognised motor sport association or clubs see the recognised motor/water sports organisations page..

Buying leaded racing fuel (avgas)

You can buy leaded racing fuel (avgas) from fuel suppliers who hold, or are covered by an approval from the Australian Government. You cannot buy avgas for non-aviation purposes from airport fuel suppliers unless they are an approved regulated person or hold a current section 13 approval for the supply of avgas.

To buy leaded racing fuel (avgas) from an approved supplier you will need to supply evidence that you are a current member of a recognised motor sport association or club - evidence might include a current membership card or a letter of introduction from your club or association.

Each time you buy leaded racing fuel (avgas), it will only be supplied in sealed containers with capacity up to 200 litres, unless otherwise approved by the Australian Government.

Further information

A pamphlet is available about supplying or buying leaded racing fuel (avgas). To request a copy write to section13.fqsa@environment.gov.au

Disclaimer

The information contained on this page is of a general nature only and should be read in conjunction with the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000, Fuel Quality Standards Regulations 2001 and the Fuel Quality (Petrol) Standard 2001. Fuel suppliers may wish to seek legal advice about their obligations under this legislation.