Our contribution to Australia

We have a proud history of operations in Australia that reaches back almost 100 years, having arrived here in 1919. 

BP is the only oil and gas company engaged in the Australian market from well to bowser – from exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas (upstream), to refining and marketing of petroleum products (downstream).

We employ more than 5,700 employees and long-term contractors across the country. Our operations are in every state and territory in Australia, which includes main offices in Perth (upstream) and Melbourne (downstream).


In Australia, BP collected and paid $5.4 billion in taxes in 2016 and had an effective tax rate of 44%.