The next few weeks will be interesting as retailers are suspected to reinstate the fuel excise which is due to happen on 29 September. As most capitals are at the bottom of their cycles we can look to expect a higher phase of the price cycle. This will likely give retailers flexibility on how to handle the timing of the excise when applied.


Current ULP average: 158.0cpl

Price range over the last week: 147.9cpl – 197.9cpl

We’re expecting Brisbane to see the new price cycle any day, although they are still sitting at the bottom of the cycle for now.


Current ULP average: 155.4cpl

Price range over the last week: 142.5cpl – 205.9cpl

Sydney’s average price dropped significantly similar to Brisbane making this placed at the bottom of the price cycle. Expect to see a next price spike shortly with Melbourne and Brisbane to also follow.


Current ULP average: 157.0cpl

Price range over the last week: 143.9cpl – 198.8cpl

Similar to Sydney and Brisbane, looks like the average prices are falling rapidly over the last week – good news for motorists as this is the time to fill out – but we expect a new price cycle any day now.


Current ULP average: 150.9cpl

Price range over the last week: 141.5cpl – 190.7cpl

Adelaide’s prices continued to drop the past week – however there are signs that the new price cycle has arrived. With multiple locations now posting ULP prices of 189.9cpl.


Current ULP average: 163.0cpl

Price range over the last week: 145.7cpl – 199.9cpl

With Perth now returning to a fortnightly cycle – the lowest point of the cycle will be next Tuesday 20 September.

Darwin (no price cycle)

Current ULP average: 178.8cpl

Price range over the last week: 173.5cpl – 184.9cpl

Darwin prices fell by approx. 4cpl over the course of the last week.

Hobart (no price cycle)

Current ULP average: 174.4cpl

Price range over the last week: 160.9cpl – 197.9cpl

A very small drop for Hobart last week.

Retail diesel prices

Current Diesel averages:

ACT – 210.5cpl

Adelaide – 200.9cpl

Brisbane – 205.7cpl

Darwin – 208.6cpl

Hobart – 212.6cpl

Melbourne – 205.5cpl

Perth – 201.1cpl

Sydney – 207.1cpl

Slight drops in diesel prices this week.

Wholesale trends

Wholesale petrol prices decreased this week, with average TGP prices going dropping by 1.4cpl.

Wholesale diesel prices also decreased this week, with average TGP prices dropping by 4.2cpl.

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Information is based on average price trends up to 10 am AEDT on 12 September 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.


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