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Ampol has returned in 2020 which sees the Caltex StarCard holders transition over to the AmpolCard. The AmpolCard can help cut your fuel costs with ongoing pump discounts of 2c/l off regular fuel and 4c/l off premium Amplify 98 fuels. Ampol's 1,900 strong service stations Australia-wide means you'll be able to find a station near you.

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Pros & Cons

What's good?

Simple fee structure of $2.95/m per card
Ongoing fixed fuel discounts of 2c/l off regular fuels & 4c/l off premium fuels
Integrates directly with Xero and MYOB that helps save time
Fixed discounts off most items in-store at participating outlets
Awarded in 2019 & 2020 by Canstar Blue for the Most Satisfied Customers in SMB Fuel Cards under StarCard
If you're a member of the Everyday Rewards program, you can link your accounts and earn Everyday Rewards points when you use your AmpolCard

What's not so good?

Enabling extras add onto the monthly card fees
Ceased Qantas Business Rewards program on 31st January 2020

Our review

Our review of the AmpolCard
Reviewed by Ally Burnie
Last update 21 May 2021

Previously known as the Caltex StarCard prior to transitioning to the Ampol brand, the AmpolCard is a corporate fuel card for Australian businesses. With a monthly fee of $2.95 per card, the AmpolCard can help you cut your fleet’s fuel costs by up to 4 cents per litre on premium Amplify 98 fuels, as well as 2 cents per litre off regular petrol or diesel. Not to mention you can receive 10% off packaged engine oils and 5% off convenience items at certain Ampol stations.

With 1,900 service stations across the country (including Woolworths Metro and Foodary outlets, in addition to 240 trucks stops) you can easily find an Ampol station near you (you can also the AmpolCard at Caltex Caltex locations that haven’t transitioned to the Ampol brand yet).

Quick Facts

  • Save 4c per litre on Amplify Premium petrol, 3c per litre on Amplify Premium diesel, 2c per litre on regular petrol and diesel
  • $2.95 per card per month, including GST ($34.50 per annum)
  • Get 10% off packaged engine oils and 5% off Secure Parking & convenience items
  • 1,900 service sites across Australia
  • Charge extras like tolls and servicing to your card (additional cost)
  • Streamline account management with Xero and MYOB integration
  • Security features include PIN number, odometer reading or order number
  • $0 to get a replacement or lost card

AmpolCash

Ampol also offers AmpolCash, which is a prepaid fuel card that’s similar to a gift card. AmpolCash is available to buy from participating Ampol service stations. You can also order AmpolCash online as either the Classic (physical) card or as a digital card that can be instantly downloaded to your smartphone for cardless payments. It can be purchased in multiple denominations of $25, $50, $100, $250 and $500.

How to pay your AmpolCard

You can pay your AmpolCard via direct debit from:

  • a nominated bank account
  • a nominated credit card

Your AmpolCard payment will be debited on a monthly basis (the 14th or 21st of every month) from your nominated account. The AmpolCard also offers up to 14 days interest-free on new transactions.

Note: credit card transactions attract a service fee, which will be charged on your next month’s statement/invoice. The current surcharge rates are:

  • Visa – 0.53%
  • MasterCard – 0.73%
  • Amex – 2.1%

Ampol has a great fuel card offering here which begins with fixed price fuel discounts of 2/cl off regular fuels and 4c/l off premium Amplify 98 fuels. While their $2.95/m per card fee structure isn’t the cheapest when compared to other fuel cards, it is very easy to understand and calculate. Extras like charging road tolls to the account, servicing or roadside assist is nice, but it is an optional extra you must pay for:

  • $0.50/m per vehicle to enable tolls (like Linkt) across Australia
  • $2.00/m per vehicle to enable Services & Repairs across 5,000 non-fuel partners
  • $5.25/m per vehicle to enable Roadside Assistance

AmpolCard also offers an additional volume discount through the NTN (National Truck Network (NTN). Depending on your monthly volume, you can get up to 7c p/l on regular diesel and premium diesel at dedicated NTN Truck Sites. After 6 months trading with AmpolCard, you can ask for an account review and you might receive additional discounts.

Ampol also has simpler non-business/personal fuel cards with AmpolCard Debit and AmpolCash. The AmpolCard Debit has the same fuel discount benefits as the normal AmpolCard but draws funds directly from your bank account, while AmpolCash is simply a prepaid card – there are no fuel benefits.

Getting the most out of the AmpolCard

To get the most out of the card your business should already use Ampol stations regularly and have comparable services like Roadside Assist, which you could consolidate. Discounts from vehicle servicing and repairs may also offset the additional monthly charges, but these discounts don’t apply on top of other special promotions (e.g. buy 3 tyres, get 1 free).

AmpolCard Fuel Card options

AmpolCard only offers one card type. However, there are a range of card management options to track and personalise each individual card to the user’s needs. This includes purchase restrictions, PIN security, online transaction tracking and management and the ability to link to Xero and MYOB accounting software.

Applying for an AmpolCard Fuel Card

 You can apply for an AmpolCard Fuel Card online if you’re a director, partner, owner or trustee of the business. You must also meet the following criteria/have the below details handy:

  • 18 years or older
  • You must be a director, partner, trustee or the business owner
  • Your ABN
  • Your driver’s license
  • Your bank details
  • Your business must have been trading for at least 6 months
  • Your AmpolCard will be used wholly or predominantly for business purposes

Other important things to note when applying for an AmpolCard online

When applying for an AmpolCard, it’s important to note that popular optional services have already been pre-selected on the application form. You should read the details of these pre-selected services carefully and uncheck the ones not appropriate for your business. If you’re applying on behalf of a company or trust, you will also need to sign a Deed of Guarantee, Indemnity and Charge. This will be sent to you once you’ve submitted your application.

Applying for an AmpolCash Fuel Card

  • Personal consumer card. Personal consumer cards can be purchased online with a credit card. You’ll need to choose your denomination and number of cards, as well as your name, billing address, and credit card details.
  • Corporate AmpolCash cards must be ordered via the online form. An invoice will be created and payment made via direct deposit or cheque. You will need to provide details of your company including ABN and contact details, billing and delivery addresses. You will also need to choose the card denomination and number of cards needed, as well as a delivery method (at an additional cost.

AmpolCard Customer Support

AmpolCard has a range of customer support and service options, including:

  • Access to customer service support and myAmpol 24/7
  • Paperless Xero and MYOB expense management
  • Safe contactless card payments
  • Dedicated app, including contactless payment which allows you to pay for fuel safely from the comfort of your vehicle.

Rewards

Ampol partners with Woolworths Everyday Rewards to help your business save more. Collect points on fuel or in-store purchases:

  • Collect 2 points per litre on Premium fuel
  • Collect 1 point per litre on regular fuel
  • Collect 1 point per $1 spent on shop and servicing

You must already have an existing Woolworths Everyday Rewards account to claim these rewards. You can link only one Rewards card to your AmpolCard account, which is usually either the business’s Rewards card or the account holder’s card.

AmpolCard Extras (for additional $)

You can add Roadside Assistance or Services and Repairs to your AmpolCard and rest easy knowing you’re covered even when a vehicle breaks down.

  • Roadside Assistance offers Australia-wide coverage 24/7 and unlimited callouts for minor breakdowns ($5.25 extra per month per vehicle).
  • Services and Repairs can help you save up to 15% on servicing from tyres to tuning on all makes and models ($2.00 extra per month per vehicle). Ampol service and repair partners include Bob Jane T-Marts and O’Brien.

Disclaimer:

– https://www.caltex.com.au/-/media/documents/caltex/fuel-cards/credit-card-direct-debit-request-service-agreement-2017.ashx?la=en
– https://www.caltex.com.au/-/media/documents/caltex/fuel-cards/discount-site-listing-040517.ashx?la=en
– https://www.caltex.com.au/our-solutions/fuel-cards/starcard-terms-and-conditions
– https://www.caltex.com.au/our-solutions/fuel-cards/roadside-assistance-terms-and-conditions
– https://www.ampol.com.au/fuel-cards/ampolcard

The basics

Accepted at

Brands
Shell
Coles Express
Ampol
EG Caltex
BP
United
Woolworths
7-Eleven
Mobil
Puma Energy
Metro
Liberty
Freedom Fuels
Westside

Discounts & Fees

Fuel Discounts
2 c/L
2c/l off regular fuels & 4c/l off premium Amplify 98 fuels (or 3c/l for premium Amplify diesel)
Card Fees
$2.95
Flat rate inclusive of GST
Transaction Fees
$0.00
Ampolcard keeps it simple with only monthly card fees
Other Fees
Not specified
Processing Fees
Visa
0.53%
Mastercard
0.73%
Amex
2.1%
Credit card transactions attract a service fee, which will be charged on your next month’s statement/invoice.
Credit Terms
0-14 days
Direct debited on the 14th or 21st of every month. The AmpolCard also offers up to 14 days interest-free on new transactions.

Minimum criteria for this card

What you need before applying
18 years or older
You must be a director, partner, trustee or the business owner
Your ABN
Your drivers license
Your bank details
Your business must have been trading for at least 6 months

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The number of locations you can use the card Locations
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The monthly fee for each fuel card Card fees
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