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‘How do I find the best petrol prices near me?’ is something we’ve all asked ourselves from time to time – especially when prices are low one day, and then increase by an eye-watering amount the next.

That’s where we can help, as we know saving even just a few cents per litre can add up. Every bit counts!

Thanks to our fuel comparison tool, you can easily compare petrol prices all around Australia in a flash.

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How do I compare fuel prices near me?

It’s simple! With our service, you can compare petrol prices near you by entering your postcode or location and the type of fuel you’re looking for. We’ll then display some fuel prices near you, and you can compare which option is best for you.

We’ve even colour-coded the results on a map, so you can see which service stations have better offers. You’ll also see the address of each service station, which helps tracking down a deal as easy as possible!

By checking in and using this often, you could really start to save on your fuel bill over time.

We update this information three times a day; this currently applies to the following areas of Australia:

What’s more, we provide you with the average fuel price for the previous day for certain regional towns in each state. Compare fuel and save today, tomorrow and next week with us!

Not just petrol prices. Compare fuel by type

Not every car is the same, and your vehicle may require a specific type of fuel from the next. If you’re hunting for a new car, it’s vital to know the difference between fuels when making your purchase, as it could ultimately impact the price you pay. For this reason, you can compare a range of fuel types and their prices right here on our website. When information is available, we provide prices for:

The price you pay for fuel is governed more or less by the type of engine your car has, and which compatible fuel you choose to run. By quickly checking our price tool, you will at least have the best chance at locating some of the cheapest fuel in your area for your particular car. Try it now – it only takes seconds!

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How does comparing fuel prices on your service save me money?

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), fuel prices can differ between the major capital cities and rise or fall on certain days.1 What’s more, those in regional towns typically pay more than those in the big cities.

Petrol prices fluctuate depending on world events and changes to the exchange rate. However, we know all too well that some stations charge more for fuel than others.

By comparing your options, you can rest assured, knowing you’re paying a lower price for fuel! Our service is also 100% free to use, so you won’t have to pay money to save money!

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Types of fuel

Unleaded petrol (ULP)

If your car takes unleaded petrol, you have plenty of options when it comes to providers, as all stations carry unleaded petrol. The newer technology of petrol engines also means they are more efficient than previous generation petrol engines, in theory driving your dollars further.

Diesel

Although you typically pay more for this type of fuel over ULP, diesel is regarded as being much more efficient. Not only that, but diesel engines inherently have more torque and therefore are ideal for carrying heavy loads or towing things such as caravans.

LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas)

LPG is much cheaper than Unleaded or Diesel; however, the trade-off is that you achieve less performance, and it can often take up valuable luggage space in standard vehicles. However, the upshot is that the government offers rebates to convert to LPG, therefore making it a viable option for the price-conscious.

Premium unleaded 95 and 98 fuels

Also known as ‘higher octane’ unleaded, premium unleaded 95 and 98 fuels contain a research octane number (RON) level of 95 or 98. This is the fuel’s resistance to ignite under high pressure. Just about all new cars can take these variations of unleaded fuel.

Ethanol (E10)

Fundamentally this fuel is unleaded petrol except it contains up to 10% of ethanol – a biofuel derived from renewable products. It’s one of the more affordable petrol options available and is compatible with all new and some older cars.

Ethanol 85% (E85)

E85 is a high-concentration biofuel blend which contains between 70% and 85% ethanol and 15% to 30% unleaded petrol. E85 (also known as flex fuel) produces less harmful emissions than unleaded petrol, but can only be used in cars specifically built or modified to use it.

Biodiesel (BDSL)

Biodiesel is made from natural, renewable sources (plants) that burns cleaner, contains no petroleum, and is biodegradable.

Premium diesel

Premium diesel has no real power advantages over standard diesel; however, it’s purported to clean your engine more effectively, in turn extending its life and providing better economy and bang for your buck.

Fuel prices in Australia

Sydney fuel prices

Sydney is Australia’s biggest city by area and population and is home to over 1.5 million motorists.[1]

The city usually has a 20-day pricing cycle for petrol fuels and is regularly ahead of all the other major cities for the most affordable fuel. Sydney motorists can pay as little as 120 cents per litre (cpl) and as much as 160 cpl at the pump, or three or four cents less per litre on average than Melbourne and Brisbane drivers. [2]

On the lowest and highest price average for regular unleaded petrol (ULP), Sydney drivers who fill up at the low points of the cycle could save as much as $1,003 a year (based on previous quarters from 2017 to 2019).

Previous quarterly data* suggests the cheapest fuel in Sydney can be found around the Fairfield-Liverpool regions, whereas motorists in the Eastern suburbs usually pay more at the bowser than anywhere else in the city. The average distance between the cheapest and most expensive sub-regions in the New South Wales capital is 32 kilometres,[3] equating to driving from Darling Harbour to Taronga Zoo and back to save a few cents at the pump.

Lowest price in Sydney over time

  • Q1 2019- Perth 133.8 cpl
  • Q4 2018- Perth 147.4 cpl
  • Q1 2018- Perth 136.0 cpl
  • Q4 2017- Perth 131.9 cpl
  • Q1 2017- Perth 130.2 cpl

Figures obtained from original data supplied by MotorMouth Pty Ltd.

Melbourne fuel prices

Melbourne is home to Australia’s second-largest population and has over 342 kilometres of roads. [4]

Fuel price cycles tend to be volatile, with abrupt peaks and irregular low points occurring outside of Melbourne’s typical 20-day pricing cycle.

This city regularly ranks as one of the more expensive capitals to fill up at where drivers can pay anywhere between 135 cents per litre (cpl) to 160 cpl at the bowser, or on average four cents per litre more than Sydney motorists, but on par with Adelaide drivers.[5]

Melbourne motorists who fill up during low points of the cycle could save as much as $596 annually, based on the lowest and highest price average for regular unleaded petrol (ULP) of previous quarters (2017-2019).

The most economical petrol in Melbourne can be found in suburbs South-East of the CBD, according to previous quarterly figures*. Conversely, motorists in the Greensborough/Ivanhoe regions and in the North-East usually pay more at the pump.

The average distance between the cheapest and most expensive areas in the Victorian capital is 25 kilometres, which, in peak traffic, could end up costing more in petrol than any savings made at the pump.[6]

Lowest petrol prices in Melbourne over time

  • Q1 2019- Melbourne 132.2 cpl
  • Q4 2018- Melbourne 145.3 cpl
  • Q1 2018- Melbourne 138.1 cpl
  • Q4 2017- Melbourne 131.2 cpl
  • Q1 2017- Melbourne 126.1 cpl

Figures obtained from original data supplied by MotorMouth Pty Ltd.

Brisbane fuel prices

Brisbane City, also known as the River City, is the third-most populated metropolitan in the country.

Fuel prices in Brisbane can be unpredictable, with irregular peaks and falls happening outside of the city’s typical 23-day pricing cycle.

Brisbane consistently ranks as the most expensive capital for petrol. Recent price trends indicate Brisbane drivers can pay between 135 cents per litre (cpl) and 160 cpl to fill up or on average four cents per litre more than Sydney motorists. [7]

On the lowest and highest price average for regular unleaded petrol (ULP), drivers who fill up at the low points of the cycle could save approximately $421 a year (based on previous quarters from 2017 to 2019).

Previous quarterly data* suggests the most inexpensive petrol in Brisbane can be found in South Brisbane. Meanwhile, motorists in the Bayside and North-West regions pay top dollar for their fuel.

The average distance between the cheapest and most expensive suburbs in the Queensland capital is 23 kilometres, which is not exactly a quick trip for a better cost![8]

Lowest petrol prices in Brisbane over time

  • Q1 2019- Brisbane 133.5 cpl
  • Q4 2018- Brisbane 145.3 cpl
  • Q1 2018- Brisbane 135.6 cpl
  • Q4 2017- Brisbane 134.8 cpl
  • Q1 2017- Brisbane 126.7 cpl

Figures obtained from original data supplied by MotorMouth Pty Ltd.

Adelaide fuel prices

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.

Adelaide fuel prices typically follow a 17-day pricing cycle, while drivers can pay between 140 cents per litre (cpl) and 160 cpl for petrol in the city or on average three cents per litre less than Perth motorists but two cents more per litre more than Melbourne drivers.[9]

Based on the lowest and highest price average for regular unleaded petrol (ULP) of previous quarters (2017-2019), Adelaide motorists who fill up during low points of the cycle could pocket back about $523 a year.

According to previous quarterly figures*, Adelaide’s Western and beach suburbs have the cheapest fuel, whereas drivers who fill up in the Eastern suburbs usually pay the highest price per litre for their tank.

The average distance between the cheapest and most expensive areas in the South Australian capital is 25 kilometres; not exactly a short dash but could be worth the time in free-flowing traffic.[10]

Lowest petrol prices in Adelaide over time

  • Q1 2019- Adelaide 133.8 cpl
  • Q4 2018- Adelaide 145.1 cpl
  • Q1 2018- Adelaide 129.3 cpl
  • Q4 2017- Adelaide 131.1 cpl
  • Q1 2017- Adelaide 124.5 cpl

Figures obtained from original data supplied by MotorMouth Pty Ltd.

Perth fuel prices

Perth is Australia’s fourth-most populated city and one of the most expensive capitals for petrol.

Fuel prices in Perth typically follow a seven-day pricing cycle that can reach highs of 165 cents per litre (cpl) and lows of 135 cpl. Compared to other cities, Perth drivers can pay on average as much as four cents per litre more than Sydney motorists.[11]

Based on previous quarters from 2017 to 2019, on the lowest and highest price average for regular unleaded petrol (ULP), Perth drivers who fill up at the low points of the cycle could save approximately $127 a year.

Going by previous quarterly figures*, the Eastern suburbs tend to have the most economical fuel prices, while motorists filling up in the North and South regions seem to pay more at the pump than anywhere else in the city.

The average distance between the cheapest and most expensive suburbs in the Western Australian capital is 15 kilometres or a short 10-minute drive![12]

Lowest petrol prices in Perth over time

  • Q1 2019- Perth 133.8 cpl
  • Q4 2018- Perth 147.4 cpl
  • Q1 2018- Perth 136.0 cpl
  • Q4 2017- Perth 131.9 cpl
  • Q1 2017- Perth 130.2 cpl

Figures obtained from original data supplied by MotorMouth Pty Ltd.

*Previous quarterly data (2017-2019) is only an indication of the cheapest and most expensive areas to buy petrol in based on past trends, so this information should be taken as a general guide only.

Fuel-saving tips

Should I buy petrol now? Timing is everything

With petrol prices following a price cycle of up to three weeks, the key to getting in at the right time is to try and identify the trend in your area. Picking the days where prices are lower in the cycle is the easiest strategy to cut down your fuel costs long term.

By regularly keeping watch of our fuel price tool, you can easily see online when the prices are at their lowest.

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to keeping on top of ever-increasing fuel prices. By following these tips, you’ll be in good stead to save as much as possible.

Better quality fuel for less

Another advantage of comparing fuel prices is that if you find a better deal on petrol, you could put this into a higher-performing fuel and come out equal. So essentially, you’re getting a better performance for the same price. Who could argue with that? Play it smart and compare your fuel with us and see if you can save.

Prepare for an emergency

You might consider storing fuel in case of an emergency. This can be a smart idea, especially if you live in a remote area. However, keep in mind that there are specific ways to store fuel safely.

Why not bookmark this page so you can check in regularly for some of the best prices nearest you? You could save yourself plenty of money over time!

Other ways to save on the road: Compare car insurance

Car insurance is a valuable product that can protect your car in the event of an accident, weather event or theft. It can also help cover costs if you cause damage to another vehicle.

Like fuel, not all car insurance policies are the same and by comparing your options, you may be able to pay less for a similar product.

We compare a range of policies from a variety of insurers. Find out more and compare your options by clicking the below.

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Sources

[1] ID community- Australia community profile greater Sydney (2019).
[2] FuelPrice Australia- Fuel prices in Sydney (2019).
[3] Google Maps- Sydney (2019).
[4] City of Melbourne- Roads (2019).
[5] FuelPrice Australia- Fuel prices in Melbourne (2019).
[6] Google Maps- Melbourne (2019).
[7] FuelPrice Australia- Fuel prices in Brisbane (2019).
[8] Google Maps- Brisbane (2019).
[9] FuelPrice Australia- Fuel prices in Adelaide (2019).
[10] Google Maps- Adelaide (2019).
[11] FuelPrice Australia- Fuel prices in Perth (2019).
[12] Google Maps- Perth (2019).
[13] Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) – ‘Petrol price cycles’ – Accessed 26/08/2020
[14] Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – ‘Fuel in regional Australia’ – Accessed 26/08/2020