From small, family businesses to some of Australia’s largest employers, a diverse range of businesses in a wide variety of industry sectors claim fuel tax credits.

There are more than 600,000 separate claims for fuel tax credits every year.

Some of the more high-profile activities eligible for fuel tax credits include farming, mining and rail transport.

But there are many activities that attract fuel tax credits that are perhaps less well understood, including:

  • Residential home building
  • Scientific research
  • Manufacture of pharmaceuticals
  • Architecture and engineering services
  • Seafood processing
  • Defence
  • Electricity generation
  • Museum operations
  • Airport operations
  • Child care services
  • Scenic and sightseeing transport
  • Car repairs and maintenance.
  • Book publishing

Fuel Tax Credits by Industry, 2017-18

Number of Claims

Any decrease in fuel tax credits would see costs passed on to the consumer.

Matt McDonaldChief Executive Officer
Searoad Ferries Queenscliff, Victoria

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They can use up to 1 million litres of diesel each year.

Stanley MackayMackays Bananas Tully, Queensland

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