Tropic Petroleum is excited to announce that from October 12, 2015, we are taking over Caltex Energy in North Queensland and taking over in Western Queensland from October 19, 2015. This will include the Cairns and Longreach Depots with the re-opening of the Mareeba Depot in the near future.

As a North Queensland family owned business, Tropic Petroleum has over 45 years’ experience in keeping Northern and Western Queensland moving.

We are now pleased to enhance our services to a wider marketplace by providing better supply and quality products with this greater network coverage.

If you are a Caltex Energy customer, it is business as usual. Tropic Petroleum understands your business because it’s our business. We are confident that this venture will deliver increased benefits to our valued customers.

We look forward to continuing to provide the same high level of service we have prided ourselves on since 1968, with a wider service capability and an enhanced product offer.

Incorporated in 1968 Tropic Distributors Pty Ltd, T/A Tropic Petroleum (Tropic) has been involved in the Fuel Industry for over 40 years.

Along with subsidiary companies Tropic employs approximately 130 staff with an annual revenue of over $260 million.

Wholly owned and operated by the Regan family, Tropic is based in Townsville, North Queensland.

From the surrounding areas of Cairns in the north, to Bowen in the south, out west to Winton and beyond into the Northern Territory. Tropic provides cost effective and efficient delivery of fuel and lubricant. Direct from the Port to you!

Contact Tropic for all your fuel and lubricant needs.
Tel: (07) 4726 3000
Fax: (07) 4772 4755
Email: tropic@tropicd.com.au

Bulk Fuel Distribution

Tropic also provides a machine fill service that can deliver fuel directly to plant and machinery working in the field thus eliminating the need of bulk storage facilities at work sites.

Our satisfied clients include primary producers, building contractors, commercial fishing, fuel resellers and business and private customers.

Service Stations

Our Retail Division includes 10 sites including 9 service stations located in Tully, Townville (Garbutt, Kirwan,Pimlico and Roseneath), Charters Towers, Ayr, Bowen and Winton and 1 unmanned site at Rossiters Hill (Ayr).

Green Energy

Tropic is an active supporter of alternative fuels and provides ethanol blended fuel (E10) at all our Service Stations.

Fuel Card

We also provide a Fuel Card which is accepted Australia wide at any Caltex service station that accepts Starcard. A monthly tax invoice is provided to record all card transactions for business deductions and claims and personal reference.


As well as being committed to customer service Tropic is active in the community and proudly supports many charities, junior sporting clubs and organisations and the North Queensland Cowboys.