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Tropic Distributors Pty Ltd T/A Tropic Petroleum (Tropic) has been distributing fuel in Townsville since the Company’s incorporation in 1968 and is the only independent family owned petroleum distribution company left in Townsville.Tropic acquired further depots in October 2015 throughout North Queensland and is now able to deliver fuel to the whole of North Queensland. Unlike other multinational or national distribution companies, Tropic conducts all its business in North Queensland. We have been based out of Townsville since the company’s incorporation in 1968, with our head office located at 131 Denham Street and our Townsville Depot located at Hubert Street.

Being a privately-owned distributorship, we purchase fuels and lubricants for supply to our many valued customers. We are the authorized Caltex Distributor for North Queensland and as such we have an agreement in place with Caltex for supply of fuels and Lubricants. We are also in the downstream petroleum industry owning and leasing many retail sites. We sell the same fuel product to our bulk customers as we do to ourselves as resellers; we practice what we preach. In respect to our commitment to delivery of product, our fleet of vehicles have been delivering fuels for over half a century to North Queenslanders.

With our Townsville fuel depot located at the Townsville Port next to the Caltex/Viva joint venture terminal it allows us to ensure efficient collection of product which ensure efficient delivery. We also have fuel depots in Cairns, Winton and Longreach. This allows us to (proudly) market to northern and western Queensland in an area bounded by Bamaga to the north, Bowen and Longreach to the south, out west to Mt Isa and beyond into the Northern Territory. 

Tropic prides itself on living and breathing the local business community and we know that reliability in the supply of your fuels and lubricants is vital for business efficacy, especially in North Queensland. We supply products directly to customers located throughout North Queensland on time.

Tropic employs over 160 people throughout North Queensland with employees working in Townsville, Bowen, Charters Towers, Ayr, Tully, Winton, Longreach, Cairns and Malanda.

Tropic is proud to truly be able to call itself a local business and is also proud to support the local community and local business. Being based in North Queensland ensures that profit stays in and is spent in North Queensland.

At Tropic, we don’t and won’t let our customers down. We Go the Distance.



North Queensland’s most trusted supplier of quality fuels & lubricants.


We always Go the Distance to keep our customers moving.

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