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TWEED MP Geoff Provest wants drivers to report misleading petrol price advertising.

In NSW, petrol station operators must display the regular price of unleaded petrol, not only the cheaper E10 price or the fuel docket discount price.

But during the last NSW Fair Trading inspection, a quarter of all NSW service stations visited were not displaying the full price as required by regulation.

Mr Provest said it was up to consumers to report non-compliance through a Fair Trading hotline.

"Under the Australian Consumer Law it is an offence to mislead consumers about the true cost of goods and services," Mr Provest said.

"Many of the service stations selling unleaded fuel were found to be only displaying the usually cheaper E10 price."

Fair Trading has since launched a compliance operation to investigate up to 60 NSW service station operators who may be engaging in unfair practices, including poor signage and obscuring the price of premium fuels.

If your local service station is misleading you on the price of fuel call the hotline on 1800 055 555 between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday or lodge a complaint online.



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