With wholesale prices for petrol dropping rapidly over the last week this has provided some relief for motorists both in capital cities as well as the regions. This could also mean that we may see another week or so before a new price cycle will happen, especially in Brisbane and Sydney. While Adelaide’s discount cycle has dropped since the last major highpoint of 239.9c/l over three weeks ago, making Adelaide the lowest priced capital in the country this week.



Current ULP average: 191.1cpl

Price range over the last week: 177.9cpl – 239.9cpl

Due to the rapid drop of whole sale prices, Brisbane’s average price continues to drop with no signs of a new price cycle yet.



Current ULP average: 192.4cpl

Price range over the last week: 167.5cpl – 229.9cpl

Similar to Brisbane, Sydney’s price cycles may be delayed due to wholesale price decreases.



Current ULP average: 215.5pl

Price range over the last week: 179.9cpl – 241.2cpl

This week Melbourne takes the spot for the highest ULP this week with wholesale prices have started to drop before the price cycle.


Current ULP average: 171.9cpl

Price range over the last week: 162.9cpl – 219.7cpl

Adelaide is the fast becoming the front leader for the lowest priced capital city, with prices staying low for another week. Though, there is another price cycle expected shortly though.



Current ULP average: 186.1cpl

Price range over the last week: 163.5cpl – 225.9cpl

Perth is currently in its mid-cycle this week with prices set to jump next Wednesday 27 July.


Darwin (no price cycle)

Current ULP average: 208.1cpl

Price range over the last week: 203.5cpl – 209.9cpl

No changes for Darwin this week.


Hobart (no price cycle)

Current ULP average: 208.9cpl

Price range over the last week: 183.9cpl – 227.9cpl

With wholesale prices coming down, there’s been a significant fall in Hobart.


Retail diesel prices

Current Diesel averages:

ACT – 231.9cpl

Adelaide – 225.4cpl

Brisbane – 232.6cpl

Darwin – 234.2cpl

Hobart – 230.7cpl

Melbourne – 230.3cpl

Perth – 224.1cpl

Sydney – 228.9cpl


Diesel prices continued to drop this week, and forecasted to continue within the next coming week, with Perth maintaining it’s lowest average again this week.


Wholesale trends

Wholesale petrol prices dropped significantly this week, with average TGP prices decreasing by 17.9cpl.

Wholesale diesel prices also decreased this week, with average TGP prices dropping by a huge 8.7cpl.


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Information is based on average price trends up to 10 am AEDT on 18 July 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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