Peter Vicary and his two sons Ben and Andrew founded Gulf Western Oil in 1988 for the sole purpose to design an oil specific to the Australian market.

Australia has embraced this concept and over the last 31 years Gulf Western has become a leader in their field. This has been achieved by embracing some of the leading programs in the lubricant market:

  • API (American Petroleum Institute)
  • ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Management System Certification

Gulf Western prides itself in only using the highest quality virgin base oils and the most technologically advanced API approved additive systems allowing the company to hold some of the highest OEM approvals in todays market.

From a small company blending lubricants for the local market, Gulf Western has grown into a multi million litre organisation with an extensive distributor network throughout all states and territories of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Vietnam, Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati, Christmas islands, PNG and the Pacific Rim.

The company remains fully Australian owned and operated by the Vicary family.

2020 marks the year Gulf Western Oil expanding its network into a key growth market, Asia Pacific, with the setting up of Gulf Western Asia Pte Ltd., based in Singapore.

The Singapore office will serve as a focal point for Gulf Western to serve the broader Asian market, where it will service its network of distributors with lubricating products across a variety of sectors, with products designed for the diverse Asian market in mind, as well as acting as a logistical core for the South East, North and East Asia regions, fully supported by well-stocked warehouses and technical expertise in Singapore and Australia. Gulf Western Asia will also engage in the customisation of formulations in order to meet various specs and actively explore options in expediting product delivery. We will continue to work with our Australian counterpart in refining the offerings supplied to its Asia network through customer feedback, market adaptations and ongoing R&D, to ensure our products stay highly competitive.

The Gulf Western brand is now established with a wide overseas presence across large parts of the Pacific Rim, ranging across Australia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippine, Russia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati and PNG.

At Gulf Western, while our team serves with pride, we sincerely thanks our partners for being the heart of who we are.