Our beginnings

We are APCO, a family run business over 55 years that is the Anderson Petroleum Company.

Ron Anderson joined the Vacuum Oil Company in 1962 working as a regional representative at Seymour in Shepparton. He was then promoted to be the Retail Representative for the Melbourne Moonee Ponds area. He was later promoted again to Head Office and was given the responsibility to open the Mobil Representative & Distribution training Centre in Camperdown.

APCO became an Independent Distributor in the late 1960’s

In 1968 Ron & Margaret Anderson became an Independent Distributor, Anderson Petroleum Company (APCO), with their first petroleum business opening in Warrnambool, Victoria, which is still in operation today.

The first APCO Easy Shop was opened in 1980 in Geelong
In 1980 APCO's first Retail Site was developed and Victoria’s first APCO Easy Shop was opened. Our EasyShop has grown over the years and we have evolved our Easy Shop into an amazing cafe-style offering for our customers which is known as cafe24-7.

APCO expanded its wholesale and retail business to Geelong in the early 1980’s with Peter Anderson joining his parents. More retail sites began to appear throughout Geelong and regional Victoria and the APCO brand was expanding.

Our Locations

Our Sites

Today we have 27 stores in Victoria and NSW

APCO is thriving. Specialising in petrol, auto gas, convenience and a foodservice offering under the cafe24-7 banner which offers award-winning barista style coffee, breakfast & freshly made on-the-go food. We operate our own Kitchen Production facility from Support Office which supplies many of our sites with food ie salads, take home meals etc.

8 of our sites are associated with IGA X-Press offering an expanded convenience offering for customers and essential grocery, fresh produce and general household items.

We also offer delivery via DoorDash, Menulog and Ubereats

We are continually innovating the format of our stores and product offers to excite and delight, and provide a better experience for our customers. As a testament of our vision our Wangaratta store were awarded NACS APAC Retailer of the Year in 2022.

We pride ourselves on being the friendliest place to fill up your car and satisfy your thirst and hunger.

We're growing

2 new sites are in development – Mt Duneed Geelong and Mt Gambier SA.

4 Drive Thru Sites

North Geelong, Grovedale, Wodonga and Alfredton

APCO Easy Car Washes

North Geelong, Waurn Ponds, Kangaroo Flat, Barwon Heads, Skipton Street Ballarat, Lara, Epping, Wangaratta. Albury, Thomastown, Wodonga and Shepparton.

Be sure to drop in to one of our stores in your local area or on your next road trip.

APCO is a Member of the Australian Association of Convenience Store APCO is a Member of the Australian Association of Convenience Store s (AACS), the peak body for Convenience Retailing in Australia, who in turn is a member of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) based in the United States, the largest & oldest representative for Convenience Retailers globally.

Chas Cole

Chas Cole Cellarbration liquor stores

Chas Cole Cellars is locally known in Geelong for fine wines, craft beer and spirits, with helpful, friendly and informative wine advice from all our trained professional staff. APCO purchased the Chas Cole institution and has recently opened in Shepparton!

Located: Geelong, Shepparton