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Shell Card currently has a promotion that if you apply now and use the code 6FOR6 for the first 6 months you’ll save 6c per litre off fuel purchases at Shell branded sites and pay no monthly card fees.

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The number of locations you can use the card Locations
The monthly fee for each fuel card Card fees
The amount you’ll save off the pump price Fuel Discounts
The estimated savings calculated by discount x fuel usage Savings

Pros & Cons

What's good?

Earn flybuys rewards at Coles Express branded Shell locations
Flexible payment methods and terms (weekly, fortnightly and monthly)
Ongoing fixed discount of 2c/l for regular fuel and 4c/l for premium fuel
Also accepted at over 100 participating Liberty fuel sites
Lots of video tutorials make it easy for first time fuel users
No minimum time to be in business to apply

What's not so good?

Doesn't accept American Express to earn additional points (they're working on it)
Phone support seems to be handled overseas and limited to business hours

Our review

Our review of the Shell Card
Reviewed by Ally Burnie
Last update 27 May 2021

With access to over 1,250 sites, the Shell Card Fuel Card is an excellent choice for Australian businesses that already use Shell-branded fuel stations. It’s also the ideal card for new businesses as there is no minimum time you need to be in business before applying. With a simply monthly fee structure of $2.50 (inc GST) per card, with the Shell Card your business can save time, reduce costs, and earn great rewards. You can also earn Flybuys points every time you fill up at Shell Coles Express and choose from a range of rewards when it’s time to redeem them. Not to mention come tax time there’s no need to worry about lost fuel receipts, with the Shell Card offering a single tax invoice and statement making it easier to track every fuel purchase.

Shell Card currently has a promotion that if you apply now and use the code 6FOR6 for the first 6 months you’ll save 6c per litre off fuel purchases at Shell branded sites and pay no monthly card fees. Conditions apply, this offer excludes LPG and AdBlue. Shopper docket fuel vouchers do not apply to Shell Card transactions.

Quick facts

  • Save time by linking multiple cards to a single account
  • Use at over 1,250 locations
  • Earn Flybuy points at Shell Coles Express locations
  • Save 6c/l and zero card fees during promo period and 2c/l for regular fuel and 4c/l for premium fuel thereafter
  • Weekly, fortnightly, and monthly payment terms
  • Simple expense tracking and reporting options
  • Use Shell Card Online for easy tracking of fuel consumption and specific transactions

The Shell Card Fuel Card by Viva Energy is the ideal choice for business who only stick to Shell petrol stations and want simple and easy to understand fee structures. With one of the largest networks, you can find a Shell-branded station Australia wide, so coverage isn’t a big issue even for larger fleets.

Currently, Shell Card has a great promo offer where you can save 6c/l off fuel after joining (for the first 6 months) and a fixed savings of 2c/l for regular fuel and 4c/l for premium fuel thereafter.

The ability to earn Flybuys points is attractive offer, but it’s limited to only Coles Express branded sites. It does, however, include fuel and non-fuel purchases like drinks and snacks. While they accept credit cards like Visa and Mastercard, they don’t accept AMEX which normally has better rewards programs.

Their card management portal is also quite simple and contains a library of tutorials on how to perform common actions, from Downloading Invoices to Restricting Card Usage – you can view this on their YouTube channel. You also get 24/7 access to the Shell Card online portal where you can download all your reports from one portal, which makes it easy for the accounting team come tax time because all the information is in one place. There is currently no Xero or MYOB integration, although apparently, they’re working on it.

Their support staff were fantastic to deal with. They will also try and help negotiate a deal beyond the initial promotional period, especially if you’re business spends over $20,000 a month in fuel, but the deal may not be the same or as good as the initial 6c/l offer.

Security features

  • Control what your employees can purchase on their fuel card.
  • Protected with anti-fraud technology an individual PIN number.
  • You can choose added security features like odometer reading or order number.
  • Alerts and purchase controls provide security.
  • Each card can be embossed with a vehicle number or a driver’s name.
  • Set transaction limits on each card.

Where can I use my Shell Fuel Card?

You can use the Shell Card Fuel Card at over 1,250 locations Australia wide, including Shell, Coles Express, Liberty and Westside. If filling up at Liberty or Westside, you do not get a pump discount.

Fuels offered include: Shell V-Power, Shell Premium 98, Shell Unleaded 95, Shell Unleaded 91, Shell Diesel Extra and Shell V-Power Diesel.

While you can’t use your Shell Card at particular auto or tyre retailers (like Bob Jane etc), if the Shell site has an auto shop attached to it, you can use your Fuel Card there.

How to pay your Shell Fuel Card

You cannot pay the Shell Card invoice with BPAY, only via direct debit through a bank account or credit card. If you pay your account with a credit card (Mastercard or Visa), there is a 0.8% surcharge.

The Shell Card Fuel Card offers flexible payment options, including weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment terms. The payment terms offered will be based on a number of factors, including the types of vehicles your business uses, your monthly spend and how long you have been in business. The payment terms offered are at Viva Energy’s discretion, and subject to successfully meeting Viva Energy’s credit assessment requirements.

There is an interest-free period of up to 51 days.

Other fees

  • Paper statement: $10 per statement
  • Payment dishonour: $30

Getting the most out of the Shell Fuel Card

To get the most out of the Shell Card you should only use this card at Shell branded service stations or the participating Liberty petrol stations around the country. You and your employees should also have a Flybuys account. It’s also worth noting that the advertised price you see on petrol billboards can often reflect the prices after docket discounts. You can check average petrol prices near you on petrolspy.com.au.

Shell Fuel Card options

There are several Shell Card options and how you set up each card is up to the account holder. When setting up your cards and account, you can choose whether to only allow fuel purchases or include store purchases as well.

Applying for a Shell Fuel Card

You can apply for a Shell Card online with the following details/meeting the below criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Hold an active ABN (no minimum time to be in business to apply)
  • Have each cardholders details like driver’s license ready
  • Bank account & payment details ready

Shell Fuel Card Customer Support

Unlike other fuel cards, the Shell Card does not have a dedicated mobile app, but customer support can be reached online or over the phone. When we spoke to a sales representative over the phone, they were very knowledgeable and friendly.

Rewards & Extras

The biggest perk of the Shell Card is its Flybuys rewards. For every $2 you spend whether on fuel or in-store purchases, you can use your Flybuys card. You can’t, however, link a Flybuys card to your account. This is an added bonus for employees because they can use their personal Flybuys cards to earn rewards.

Disclaimer:

– https://www.vivaenergy.com.au/products/shellcard/competitive-pricing
– https://www.vivaenergy.com.au/products/shellcard/faq-shell-card
– https://www.vivaenergy.com.au/products/shellcard/shellcardonline
– https://www.vivaenergy.com.au/ArticleDocuments/195/shell-card-welcome-pack.pdf.aspx

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
6 c/L
Promotional discount lasting 6 months for eligible new and select customers only and 2c/l for regular fuel and 4c/l for premium fuel thereafter
Card Fees
$0.00
Normally $2.50 Inc GST, per card per month but not in promotional period
Transaction Fees
$0.00
Shell Card keeps it simple with only monthly card fees
Other Fees
Paper statement
$10 per statement
Replacement card
$15 per card
Payment dishonour
$30 per charge
Processing Fees
Visa
0.8%
Mastercard
0.8%
Competitive processing fees for Visa & Mastecard but AMEX is not yet available.
Credit Terms
Not specified

Minimum criteria for this card

What you need before applying
Be over 18 years old
Hold an active ABN
Have each cardholders details like drivers license ready
Bank account & payment details ready

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The estimated savings calculated by discount x fuel usage Savings
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The number of locations you can use the card Locations
6000
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Accepted Sites all over Australia
The monthly fee for each fuel card Card fees
$3.29
Normally $6.59 per card/m inc GST
$5.50
inc GST
$2.95
Flat rate inclusive of GST
The amount you’ll save off the pump price Fuel Discounts
2c/l
2c/l at all stations and 5c/l from Shell stations within promotional period (6 months)
1c/l
Discount is across their entire network
2c/l
2c/l off regular fuels & 4c/l off premium Amplify 98 fuels (or 3c/l for premium Amplify diesel)
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More convenience and flexibility
Control of your fleet fuel purchases
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Enquire to save

Entering these details will help paint a clearer picture on your business fuel needs.
More convenience and flexibility
Control of your fleet fuel purchases
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