No retail price jumps this week across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, likely to be a result of the reinstatement of the fuel excise. However, we did see a peak in the price cycles across the major states. Giving the ability to retails to absorb additional costs into their margin. We’re expecting to see the full cost of the fuel to replenish stock – likely to put pressure on a few rounds of the next price cycles. But also,  Expect to see new ULP prices to be over $2pl shortly – we’ll keep you updated on when these are likely to take effect!

Stay in the know, subscribe to the blog as we keep you up-to-date on these upcoming changes.


Current ULP average: 180.0cpl

Price range over the last week: 155.9cpl – 210.9cpl

With the reinstatement of the fuel excise average prices have fallen in Brisbane this week – we’re expecting to see a new price cycle within the next two weeks with ULP prices to be over $2pl again.


Current ULP average: 179.2cpl

Price range over the last week: 163.9cpl – 201.9cpl

As always Sydney closely following the same situation as Brisbane and Melbourne – expect to see a new cycle within the next few weeks.


Current ULP average: 180.2cpl

Price range over the last week: 164.9cpl – 200.9cpl

Closely followed by Melbourne, expect to see the same trend as Brisbane and Sydney.


Current ULP average: 183.7cpl

Price range over the last week: 167.9cpl – 219.7cpl

Unlike the other east-coast capitals prices dropped slightly dropped however the average is sitting higher this week.


Current ULP average: 177.5cpl

Price range over the last week: 155.7cpl – 203.7cpl

Perth is in the midst of their cycle at the moment, with the next peak expected to hit next Wednesday 19 October. We’ll expect to see ULP prices over $2pl.

Darwin (no price cycle)

Current ULP average: 175.8cpl

Price range over the last week: 163.5cpl – 180.9cpl

Slight increase for Darwin this week despite the effects of the fuel excise. We’re expecting another rise over the coming week.

Hobart (no price cycle)

Current ULP average: 183.5cpl

Price range over the last week: 158.9cpl – 195.9cpl

Closely following behind, Hobart is in a similar situation to Darwin with a small increase of prices with prices to flow through over the coming week.

Retail diesel prices

Current Diesel averages:

ACT – 215.1cpl

Adelaide – 212.8cpl

Brisbane – 213.0cpl

Darwin – 210.8cpl

Hobart – 217.3cpl

Melbourne – 212.2cpl

Perth – 211.4cpl

Sydney – 214.4cpl

Slight spike at the end of the week saw diesel prices increase – as predicted we expect wholesale prices to jump and this is only the start!

Wholesale trends

Wholesale petrol prices increased this week with average TGP prices going up by 1.0cpl.

Wholesale diesel prices increased this week with average TGP prices going up by 8.7cpl.

Get the app

If you’re a WEX Motorpass account or cardholder and want to take advantage of the cheapest fuel in your area, make sure to download the WEX Motorpass Driver app.

Information is based on average price trends up to 10 am AEDT on 10 October 2022. The predictions are based on past fuel price trends and estimated forecasts, and should not be taken as a guarantee of actual or future performance. Fuel price data is aggregated from state government price reporting schemes and from WEX Australia fuel card transactions. Please note: Hobart and Darwin do not experience price cycles.


Sign up for weekly fuel price updates

Get the fuel price insights directly to your inbox every Tuesday.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.