About Us

Our History


As an oil importing company, our roots go all the way back to 1900. The Caltex name itself however, has been in Australia for almost seventy years.

Our long history began years ago when the all-Australian oil importer Ampol, was listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in the late 1940s. Both Caltex and Ampol opened refineries in the 1950s and 1960s, and the two companies competed fiercely in the service station arena and oil product marketing industry. As time went on, Ampol acquired Total and Caltex went on to acquire Golden Fleece.

Despite these developments, Caltex and Ampol were still relatively small. Eventually, their 1995 merger helped the company become the largest refiner-marketer in Australia.

What sets Caltex apart from other refiner-marketers in Australia is that we're an Australian company that operates independently, with all decisions made by the management and the Board in Australia. We are listed on the ASX and have around 3,500 employees working across the country.