Our Business

Total has been present in Australia for more than 50 years. We are fully integrated in all sectors of the energy business. In 2019, our businesses include Exploration & Production (E&P), SunPower, Total Eren, SAFT and Marketing and services (M&S).

Total Oil Australia (M&S Lubricants Division) focusses on key direct lubricant markets including Mining, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Power Generation. Total E&P is currently a partner in two major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects; Icthys LNG and Gladstone LNG. Total Eren developed a highly innovative utility-scale solar farm, leading the Australia renewable energy market as it transitions to a low carbon, high renewables economy.

Our ambition

Being a brand of choice, close to and creating value for each and every customer.

Our History

Total's history began in 1924, with the creation of Compagnie Française des Pétroles (CFP). At the time, we produced oil in the Middle East. Over the years, we have expanded internationally and diversified into gas, refining, petrochemicals and petroleum product marketing, as well as solar power, bioenergies and energy storage. Total was created through two successive mergers, the first when the former Total joined with the Belgian oil company Petrofina to form Totalfina, and the second when Totalfina combined with French oil company, Elf Aquitaine to create TotalFinaElf. On 7th May 2003 the Group re-branded as Total S.A., uniting the three brands. Total has been innovating for nearly 100 years to meet our customers' expectations. 


Total Oil Australia, an affiliate of Total Marketing & Services, has been active in Australia since 2012. The affiliate was established in mid-2011, and its first full year of operations was 2012. Prior to that, TOTAL & ELF lubricants had been sold in Australia by 7 regional distributors mainly targeting the automotive workshop market. Total Oil Australia is situated in Melbourne, Victoria and operates five warehouses located in capital cities throughout Australia and also through a distributor network that provides nationwide product distribution. Total Oil Australia supplies and markets Total’s advanced range of lubricant products, and services all industries including; Automotive, Transport, Agriculture, Industrial, Power Generation, Food Processing, Refrigeration, Aviation, Marine, Mining, Civil and Earthmoving.

In addition to its distributor network focused on the generalist lubricant market, Total Oil Australia is also focused on key direct markets including Mining, OEM and Power Generation, where Total’s global expertise, R&D and OEM approvals provide customers with superior products, services and technical support. To complement its direct mining offer, Total Oil Australia also operates bulk lubricant storage facilities and bulk grease handling facilities nationally.


We are committed to providing safe, affordable, and reliable products. We produce and market petroleum products including automotive and industrial lubricants, bitumen, aviation, solvents and special fluids. Building strong and sustainable partnerships helps us better understand the needs of our customers, to whom we also provide a range of value added services. We are introducing more energy efficient products into the lubricants market to improve engine performance, reduce energy usage and emissions.

About our Products

As one of the world's leading lubricant producers, TOTAL has a strong emphasis on innovation and provides substantial investment on lubricant research and development (R&D) for both automotive and industrial applications.

Our Automotive Lubricants

Our automotive lubricants for passenger cars and commercial vehicles exceed the highest level of industry specifications and are recommended for all major automotive manufacturers including:

  • Mercedes Benz 
  • BMW
  • Volkswagen
  • Renault
  • Peugeot
  • Citroen
  • Ford  
  • GM
  • Toyota
  • Nissan
  • Mitsubishi        
  • Hyundai
  • Kia                 
  • Volvo
  • MAN
  • Scania
  • Isuzu
  • and many more!

Total is proud of their motorsport pedigree, with TOTAL & Elf lubricant technology proven at the highest level of Motorsports including Formula 1 (27 world champion titles), World Rally Championship (WRC) (over 200 WRC victories), Australian Rally Championship (ARC), World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), Endurance (Le Mans), Dakar, MotoGP and Super bike. TOTAL’s innovation and commitment to quality helps push performance, reliability and ultimately success in these elite racing categories.

Our Industrial Lubricants & Greases

We offer a comprehensive range of high quality lubricants for all industrial applications, including specialized food grade lubricants. These are developed in close collaboration with major global equipment manufacturers.

Why choose us?

As a proven leader in the lubricants market, we have the size, resources and R&D capabilities to adapt to an increasingly complex lubricants market.  

We are committed to supplying your vehicles and equipment with our leading technology lubricants. We are confident in delivering the performance benefits that only a global R&D effort can bring!

Furthermore, we are proud to be a world leader in the development of Fuel Economy lubricants as part of our commitment to work towards CO2 emission reductions and environmental protection.

Where can you find us?

We service the Australian market by supplying both TOTAL and Elf lubricants brands. The TOTAL and Elf brands are synonymous world-wide with cutting edge lubricant technology. Please contact us for information on purchasing our products.

We look forward to having you take this EXCITING ride with us as we continue to grow & develop our vibrant & dynamic business in Australia.