Regional QLD enjoys fair go with fuel

The State’s peak motoring body has revealed regional Queensland motorists had been rewarded at the bowser, with fuel now sold at a fair price across most major centres.

The average price of unleaded petrol (ULP) in regional cities between Cairns and Bundaberg, as well as Toowoomba, was on par with RACQ’s Fair Fuel Price – which was the price motorists have been urged to pay at the pump.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the trend had not been observed for some time but was sure to be welcomed by motorists.

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“The Fair Fuel Price is calculated by considering the freight costs to get petrol from the terminal gate to the bowser, as well as determining the reasonable retail margins that service stations should be taking,” Ms Ross said.

“Initiatives like this and the Fuel Price Reporting Trial are bringing greater transparency to the industry. They’re keeping retailers honest and turning knowledge into power for motorists who now know who to buy from and what price they should be paying.”

Ms Ross said regardless of how fuel trended, motorists needed to make sure they only supported the service stations which offered the lowest prices.

“Always buy from the cheapest retailers as we know this is the key to driving down prices in the long run. You can find these sites by downloading the RACQ Fair Fuel Finder app.”


Region Average ULP price RACQ Fair Fuel Price
Cairns 134.9cpl 134.9cpl
Townsville 131.6cpl 131.6cpl
Mackay 130.2cpl 130.2cpl
Rockhampton 137.7cpl 137.7cpl
Gladstone 130.2cpl 130.2cpl
Hervey Bay 133.4cpl 133.4cpl
Maryborough 128.1cpl 128.1cpl
Bundaberg 130.2cpl 130.2cpl
Toowoomba 127.5cpl 127.5cpl