Now is the time to fill up across all major cities, with the reinstatement of full fuel exise expected on September 29 retailers will be looking to have fuel takes before this date. There are number of considerations that fuel retailers will be looking despite margins being low in previous weeks. No doubt retailers will be looking to have the petrol price cycle to be near the top.


Current ULP average: 176.8cpl

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

Brisbane is at the start of a new price cycle, with approx. 40% of retailers putting their ULP prices up to 9cpl.


Current ULP average: 169.9cpl

Price range over the last week: 141.5cpl – 205.9cpl

Sydney is currently it the early stage of the new price cycle with approximately 30% of locations up at 195.9cpl for ULP.


Current ULP average: 162.9cpl

Price range over the last week: 139.9cpl – 200.7cpl

Melbourne is slightly behind Brisbane and Sydney with approximately 20% of locations are at 195.5cpl for ULP. We’re expecting this to continue for the remainder of the coming week.


Current ULP average:155.5cpl

Price range over the last week: 141.9cpl – 195.6cpl

Slight spike for Adelaide this week with prices up 189.9cpl before coming back down again – though if you’re in Adelaide this is the perfect time to fill up!


Current ULP average: 154.9cpl

Price range over the last week: 144.7cpl – 199.9cpl

Perth is now at the bottom of the price cycle and we’re expecting the price to spike up again shortly – likely to be this Wednesday 21st September. This is expected to sit somewhere in the high 190s for ULP.

Darwin (no price cycle)

Current ULP average: 174.2cpl

Price range over the last week: 169.5cpl – 184.9cpl

Another price drop for Darwin this week approximately 4cpl over the course of the week.

Hobart (no price cycle)

Current ULP average: 171.9cpl

Price range over the last week: 160.9cpl – 198.0cpl

Similar to Darwin, a drop of approximately 3.5cpl hit for Hobart.

Retail diesel prices

Current Diesel averages:

ACT – 212.3cpl

Adelaide – 199.4cpl

Brisbane – 204.3cpl

Darwin – 208.7cpl

Hobart – 213.1cpl

Melbourne – 205.3cpl

Perth – 195.9cpl

Sydney – 205.2cpl

Small movements across major states this week most dropping as a result of the falling wholesale prices.

Wholesale trends

Wholesale petrol prices increased this week, with average TGP prices going up by 1.3cpl.

Wholesale diesel prices also decreased this week, with average TGP prices dropping by 6.2cpl.

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Information is based on average price trends up to 10 am AEDT on 19 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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