RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the Gold Coast, Ipswich, Brisbane southside and Sunshine Coast unleaded petrol markets were in the cheap phase of the cycle and motorists should take advantage of the lower prices available.
“The average price of unleaded petrol has dropped to 136.4 cents per litre (cpl) on the Gold Coast and on the southside of Brisbane fuel’s going for 143cpl on average,” Ms Ross said.
“Now’s the time to buy! In recent price cycles, we’ve seen longer cheap phases, but can’t guarantee we will see the same this time. It’s important drivers get out and hit the bowser now – we just don’t know when prices will hike again.”
Ms Ross said motorists who consistently filled the tank during the cheap phase of the cycle could save themselves hundreds of dollars each year.
“Brisbane is consistently one of the most expensive places to fill the tank in the country, and with motoring costs already so high in Queensland, transport becomes a huge household expense,” she said.
“Our advice to drivers is, although it takes a bit more time and thought, doing your research to find the cheapest retailer in your area will be worth it in the long run as it’ll save you hundreds each year at the hip pocket.”
South east Queensland petrol price averages:
- Gold Coast – 136.4cpl
- Ipswich – 140.1cpl
- Sunshine Coast – 143.8cpl
- Brisbane southside – 143cpl
- Brisbane northside – 147.8cpl.