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Tropic Distributors Pty Ltd T/A Tropic Petroleum (Tropic) has been distributing fuel in North Queensland since the Company’s incorporation in 1968 and is the only independent family owned petroleum distribution company left in Townsville.

In October 2015 Tropic expanded the area we service through the aquistion of depots in Cairns and Longreach.  This allows us to provide the same great service to the whole of North Queensland. Being local means that Tropic conducts all its business in North Queensland, unlike other fuel companies that are either based overseas or down south. 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.

We are the authorized Caltex Distributor for North Queensland and as such we have guaranteed supply of high quality fuels and lubricants. We are also in the downstream petroleum market, operating many service stations.  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.  We GO THE DISTANCE to ensure our customers never run out of fuel.

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 ensures 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 North Queenslanders, with staff based 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.

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Vision

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

Mission

We always Go the Distance to keep our customers moving.

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