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Maybe you can get the MAIN ROADS aldo install a U TURN SIGN on the PHILIP ST entrance to the Kin Kora intersection. As it is now you have to go through the rear carpark coming off Philip St if you want to get around to the other end of the mall.

23 hrs ago
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Phone as a GPS on P1 Queensland if In a cradle.

15 Nov
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phone

15 Nov
+1

Road conditions to Hervey bay

11 Nov
0

Are there any road closures between Gladstone and Biloela?

24 Oct
0

road closure Gladstone to Biloela

24 Oct
0

Road condition cape york peninsula

21 Oct
0

Traffic Lights at Makeri St/Rio Vista Blvd; when the lights change there is always at least one vehicle going through a red light; often more than one. These lights need a redlight camera urgently.

20 Oct
RACQ Live 20 Oct
Thanks for letting us know. We'll pass this info along to our Road Traffic Engineer. You can also let us know at our Red Spot Survey, which closes 31 October. https://www.racq.com.au/redspot
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NOT HAPPY BEEN A PAID MEMBER OF RACQ SINCE 1984 and THIS IS NOT A FRENDLY INTERACTIVE SITE at ALL BOARDERS ON ABSOLUTELY USELESS

20 Oct
RACQ Live 20 Oct
What site are you referring to? We are happy to talk you through information if you send your contact details through to social@racq.com.au
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is the Gregory high way open from chartters towers to emerald open

20 Oct
RACQ Live 20 Oct
Please check Road Conditions for the latest road closures: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
+1

road closures between mareeba and cooktown

19 Oct
RACQ Live 20 Oct
Please check Road Conditions for the latest road closure information: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
-1

Road conditions between cairns to mackay

19 Oct
RACQ Live 19 Oct
All the latest road closures can be viewed here: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
-1

Any idea when the Mount Perry/ Monto rd will reopen?

19 Oct
RACQ Live 19 Oct
Best to keep an eye on our Road Conditions website: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
-1

Roads open to townsville to mackay

19 Oct
RACQ Live 19 Oct
You can use our map showing all the latest road closures here: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
0

Update moura to Blackwater. Still telling me moura/baralaba road clisdd. You havent updated dince yesterday 509pm

19 Oct
RACQ Live 19 Oct
Our Road Conditions website automatically updates. We encourage you to look there: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
-2

More updates Please

19 Oct
RACQ Live 19 Oct
The latest road closures can be viewed at RACQ's Road Conditions website: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
-1

is it safe to travel from Rockhampton to sunnycoast

18 Oct
RACQ Live 19 Oct
The latest road closures and hazards can be viewed here: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
-1

Road closures in the Mary Valley, Queensland

18 Oct
RACQ Live 19 Oct
You can search for road closures in a specific area using our Road Conditions map: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
-4

Where is bruce highway cut between rockhampton south to sunshine coast?

17 Oct
RACQ Live 17 Oct
All the latest road closures can be viewed at the RACQ Road Conditions website: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
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Between the Police and the RACQ there MUST be a reliable, accessible link that motorists can use in times of weather events that occur, as we are experiencing NOW.

17 Oct
RACQ Live 19 Oct
RACQ's Road Conditions website has all the latest hazards and road closures. It can be viewed here: https://roadconditions.racq.com.au/
+1

Access to Centenary Highway at Jindalee before the bridge am

15 Oct
RACQ Live 17 Oct
If this is in regards to our Red Spot Congestion Survey, please make sure you fill out the survey at this link: https://www.racq.com.au/redspot Thanks!
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BP petrol stations ALL same high prices…we meed more Costco stations.

9 Oct
RACQ Live 17 Oct
Motorists can drive down prices by only filling up at servos that are selling fuel at a reasonable price. The fair fuel price in your area can be viewed at: https://www.racq.com.au/cars-and-driving/driving/fair-fuel-prices
+1

Eumundi-Noosa Road & Eenie Creek Road are entry roads to busy locations. Unfortunately there are many drivers who do not keep to the speed, holding up a long line of cars, especially in the early morning.

8 Oct
RACQ Live 17 Oct
Please let us know at the Red Spot Congestion Survey link here: https://www.racq.com.au/redspot
-1

Roads needing overtaking lanes

8 Oct
RACQ Live 17 Oct
Is there a specific location you're referring to?
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Continuing on from below regarding the Killick Street, Old Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore Motorway at Kunda Park problem. (the system cut me off !!!). The other traffic which cuts off the Killick Street traffic, is the traffic coming east on Old Maroochydore Road as they cue across the lanes with vehicles and vehicles towing trailers which stopps the Killick Street being able to access lanes to either the west or east bound lanes of the Maroochydore Motorway.

6 Oct
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The intersection between, Killick Street, Old Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore Motorway at Kunda Park, Sunshine Coast requires urgent changes and upgrading. It is extremely difficult to get from Killick Street going west, across the traffic to the Maroochydore Motorway heading west towards the Bruce Highway. Also the same problem applies to Killick Street going west into the turning lane to Maroochydore Motorway heading east. The traffic comining on the Maroochydore Motorway west should be stopped at the Roberts Street lights to allow the Killick Street traffic out.

6 Oct
RACQ Live 17 Oct
Make sure you let us know through the survey link: https://www.racq.com.au/redspot Thanks
+1

Why are newer model cars fitted with side mirrors that do not show the correct distance of the car behind? This is dangerous – but it seems to be ignored.

6 Oct
RACQ Live 19 Oct
The Australian Design Rules (ADRs) that cover vehicle design, construction and operational requirements have been changed to allow use of convex mirrors thereby harmonising with EU regulations. This is part of the ongoing harmonisation of ADRs with recognised international standards. In short the Australian Government, through the ADRs permits their use. The claimed benefit of these mirrors is the increased field of view compared to a flat mirror, though it comes at the disadvantage of a distorted sense of distance. However it could be argued that rear view mirrors were never intended to provide an accurate indication of distance, or to replace a ‘shoulder check’ i.e. turning one’s head to check the position of following vehicles. Some drivers do have some an issue with the distortion of distance, but most seem to become used to using them. Hope this helps!
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The Old Pacific Hwy South bound between Coomera State School and lights at Homeworld Helensvale always at snails pace in the mornings as lights don’t stay on long enough to get the traffic through.

6 Oct
RACQ Live 17 Oct
Please let us know at the Red Spot Congestion Survey link here: https://www.racq.com.au/redspot
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The Quinns Road/Rosedale Road intersection just outside bundaberg, have been numerous fatalities and accidents

4 Oct
RACQ Live 17 Oct
Please let us know at the Red Spot Congestion Survey link here: https://www.racq.com.au/redspot
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Red spot road

4 Oct
RACQ Live 17 Oct
The Red Spot survey can be filled out at this link: https://www.racq.com.au/redspot
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Does RACQ recommend an Energy supplier for pensioners?

26 Sep
RACQ Live 26 Sep
Hi there, RACQ members are eligible for energy discounts. 18% off usage charges at Simply Energy. https://goo.gl/3F4GhD
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Simple Energy

26 Sep
RACQ Live 17 Oct
Details on our Simple Energy Discount can be viewed here: https://www.racq.com.au/simplyenergy
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Trying to find reasonably priced or in many cases any wheelchair accessible accommodation when travelling can be a real challenge. Usually Infomation Centres are very helpfull when pre-booking is not possible. Always check when booking as many so called wheelchair accessible rooms for the dissabled definately do not meet expected requirements.

23 Sep
RACQ Live 19 Oct
That's great advice. Thank you for passing along!
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Discount tickets to Lone Pine

12 Sep
RACQ Live 17 Oct
Information on our Lone Pine discount can be viewed here: https://www.racq.com.au/membership/what-you-get/discounts/Lone-Pine-Koala-Sanctuary?Category=Entertainment
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market price of second hand cars

12 Sep
RACQ Live 17 Oct
This info might help: https://www.racq.com.au/cars-and-driving/cars/buying-a-car/used-car-safety-ratings and this: https://www.racq.com.au/cars-and-driving/cars/owning-and-maintaining-a-car/car-running-costs
+2

Trucks should travel in the left lane of multi-lane highways

4 Sep
RACQ Live 17 Oct
This is now the case on the M1. You can see more details here: https://live.racq.com.au/2017/07/truck-restrictions-to-begin-ahead-of-comm-games/
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People not indicating when changing lanes or merging

11 Aug
RACQ Live 24 Aug
This is certainly hazardous driving. Indication is the only way to communicate with other drivers on the road. It's important all motorists signal before changing lanes/merging.
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Driving in the right lane when not doing the speed limit or just below speed limit.

11 Aug
RACQ Live 19 Oct
This is incredibly frustrating and features in our annual What Drives You Crazy survey. We certainly encourage all motorists to follow the guidelines and consider other road users - and only use the left lane to overtake.
+3

Overseas visitor who arrive at airports with an international drivers licence hire a car but have no understanding of our road rules, and I am convinced in some cases having never driven before.

9 Aug
RACQ Live 19 Oct
We certainly encourage all motorists heading overseas or visitors here to familiarise themselves with local road rules. RACQ has also been part of a group that's seen Keep Left signs installed and education campaigns launched in areas with high numbers of foreign visitors.
+2

Visitors who believe double white lines must pass directly under their vehicle.

9 Aug
RACQ Live 19 Oct
This is a concerning observation. Motorists should always stick to their lane to avoid any head-on collisions.
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Pensioners receive no concession on drivers licence fees in Qld Other states charge much lower fee or NIL. Only way to reduce costs is to pay 5 years but $159 is a lot & who knows if still breating in 5 years? About time for Qld to help as other states do.

9 Aug
RACQ Live 19 Oct
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Queensland registration costs are incredibly high - that's why we've lobbied for the State Government to freeze those charges. We'll pass your feedback along to our Public Policy team.
+3

Police should spend as much time, effort and taxpayer-provided funding, on disciplining (fines, etc) drivers who drive in ANY lane on a highway, more than 10km/hr UNDER the speed limit. It could be argued to be even MORE dangerous as driving 10km/hr OVER, as drivers stuck behind become frustrated and possibly resort to dangerous driving to get around them. By comparison, at least a speeding driver goes past you quickly and generally disappears without causing you any harm (not in the slightest advocating speeding – just providing the theoretical comparison)

21 Jul
RACQ Live 7 Aug
You're right. Travelling under speed can be dangerous as well. We always recommend travelling within the speed limit and with the flow of traffic conditions.
+3

Clearing up the misunderstanding of indicating at roundabouts. Far too many people indicate incorrectly, which causes confusion, anger, and crashes. Police should spend time pulling up drivers for incorrect indications, as much as they do for speeding or using mobile phones. Let’s get this straight…. ONLY indicate when you are TURNING from one lane to another lane. This means ONLY when turning left or right. If you are travelling straight ahead, DON’T TOUCH THE INDICATOR. I disagree with the whole “indicate left off a r/bout” as that is also misunderstood and applied incorrectly by drivers…. and if you drive a manual European car (ie: changing gears AND indicating the the left hand) it becomes almost impossible to do both tasks at the same time.. hence people indicate left before they should.

21 Jul
RACQ Live 19 Oct
Roundabouts certainly lead to confusion for many motorists. We regularly post questions and quizzes about road rules surrounding roundabout use (including indicating) on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/racqofficial/
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Why were we not told about no shuttle bus from Doomben?

9 Jul
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Eagle Farm Markets had restrictions on parking at Doomben which would have affected the shuttle buses. There were more than 800 car spots at Eagle Farm Racecourse for MotorFest patrons, which was on par with previous years so we would not have anticipated these filling up. We will pass on your feedback to our events team.
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No shuttle bus at motorist

9 Jul
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Eagle Farm Markets had restrictions on parking at Doomben which would have affected the shuttle buses. There were more than 800 car spots at Eagle Farm Racecourse for MotorFest patrons, which was on par with previous years so we would not have anticipated these filling up. We will pass on your feedback to our events team.
+2

Why we cannot have all State and Territory in Australia to have the same Roads Rules.

8 Jul
RACQ Live 12 Jul
This is an interesting concept and one that is often raised. As road rules are State-regulated, it would require a lot of consultation and changes but never say never!
-5

Rear facing spotlights. What us the law regarding having a rear-facing spotlight hooked up to the reverse lights? Cheers!

6 Jul
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Hi, You’re not permitted to have additional reverse lights and that includes spotlights.
+1

top small car

5 Jul
RACQ Live 12 Jul
You can find a heap of information on cars in the market and advice for buying cars here: https://www.racq.com.au/cars-and-driving/cars/buying-a-car
+1

What are the laws pertaining to fog lights, using high beam and those blinding low beam lights that appear to be on more and more oncoming cars in rural areas at night?

1 Jul
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Good question. The road rules can be found here: https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/rules/road/common We also have some more information on lights here: https://www.racq.com.au/cars-and-driving/safety-on-the-road/driving-safely
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Mandatory motorbike protective clothing

15 Jun
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Great idea! At the moment helmets are the only compulsory protective clothing but we always recommend those riding to wear appropriate clothing to minimise injury.
-1

if you are turning right off Arthur Terrace onto Jubilee Terrace Bardon and you have a green light, the traffic is still coming from Leslie St straight forward through to Arthur Terrace, this is dangerous and a potential accident waiting to happen. the lights should be red on Leslie St when you have a green light to turn onto Jubilee Terrace, how can we get this fixed please?

8 Jun
RACQ Live 12 Jul
This is a filter right turn and is common at signalised intersections. Drivers must give way to through traffic before completing their right turn. There are no reported significant crashes at this intersection after 2012, so there would not be a significant reason to change what is there now. For more information this is a Qld Government (State) road so we recommend you contact the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Metropolitan region. 3066 5499
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Thanks for letting us know about this. We will pass it on to our roads engineer.
+2

If cars are stationary at an intersection but one car has left an aprox. 7-9m gap between the car in front, can I indicate and merge in to that space?

6 Jun
RACQ Live 7 Jun
If there is a solid line separating the lanes, no. If there are broken lane lines, yes – but you probably won’t win any friends for doing it. You will need to indicate and give way to vehicles in that lane, however.
+2

Fuel prices on Sunshine Coast 20c higher!!!

17 May
RACQ Live 12 Jul
They certainly are much higher than the rest of SEQ and our latest research shows that not all of the Sunshine Coast follows the same fuel price cycle as Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Ipswich. Here's some more info if you're itnerested: https://live.racq.com.au/2017/06/racq-stumped-mysterious-coast-fuel-price-cycle/
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Trucks must keep left on all divided highways.

14 May
RACQ Live 12 Jul
This has certainly been discussed a lot at the moment, following on from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads' announcement that trucks over 4.5 tonnes would be restricted to the two left lanes from the M1/M3 merge at Eight Mile Plains to Nerang-Broadbeach Road, from August in a bid to reduce congestion around the Commonwealth Games.
+5

Turning on headlights before dawn and at dusk. 1/4 of vehicles drive without lights thinking they can see others but in reality they can’t be seen. A vehicle with lights on indicates movement and cyclists are able to see with a quick sideways turn of the head a vehicle approaching, without lights it can be dangerous.

14 May
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Headlights should always be used in low light. Not only do they make it easier for the driver to see but as you suggested, it makes it easier for other road users to see you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
-1

Boundary street roundabout is dangerous in Beenleigh

28 Apr
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Roundabouts often cause confusion and can be dangerous. Thanks for letting us know about this particular one.
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Inadequate roads and constant congestion in Beenleigh

28 Apr
RACQ Live 12 Jul
We've received a few complaints about congestion in Beenleigh. It's obviously a very busy area! Apart form roads upgrades, we would also recommend motorists have a chat with their workplaces to see if they might be able to alter start and finish times so not everyone is on the road at the same peak time. Hope that helps!
+7

Increased speed limit on highways to 130kph.

28 Apr
RACQ Live 12 Jul
This is an interesting topic and one that is raised regularly. It's important to remember though, that in a crash situation, the faster you go, the harder you hit.
+1

Seperate roads or lanes for Trucks on all main highways

28 Apr
RACQ Live 12 Jul
This is an interesting idea. The use of lanes by trucks is certainly being discussed a lot at the moment, following on from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads’ announcement that trucks over 4.5 tonnes would be restricted to the two left lanes from the M1/M3 merge at Eight Mile Plains to Nerang-Broadbeach Road, from August in a bid to reduce congestion around the Commonwealth Games. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
+4

RoadWorks – the operators first start by putting out a “40km ROADWORKS” sign, then put out witches caps, and, can be ½ hr later when the finally install the “110km/hr END ROADWORKS” sign (if they actually bother doing that”. This means that legally, traffic MUST DRIVE AT 40km/hr till, in the case of the M1 when they do work near the Sthbound Gateway Merge, it’s 7km before there is a 100km/hr sign. They MUST put out the “END ROADWORKS” sign BEFORE slowing traffic down. It’s just plain dangerous to be driving legally at the Max allowable 40km/hr while everyone else around you is IGNORING THE LAW and driving at 100km/hr.

28 Apr
RACQ Live 12 Jul
This is definitely frustrating. Roadworks always rank among the top items in our annual 'what drives you crazy' survey of Queensland motorists. We do understand!
+1

I’m on a variety of roads a lot, and my observations are that much congestion is caused by bad driving. This includes incorrect lane use on 2 lane roundabouts (often making them no better than a single lane would offer), poor merging both around town and on Motorways, slowing on Motorways before moving to exit lanes (OK if there’s no traffic around, but if the Motorway is busy it slows the whole motorway down). 1) – there needs to be educationl and 2) Police (or is it politicians) are intent on RADARs – which actually cause congestion – look at when there’s one of the new mobile outfits, the M3 slows by up to 40km/hr and takes 3 or so km to settle down again. If police were to start fining offenders, word would spread and people would start driving properly.

27 Apr
RACQ Live 12 Jul
That's a valuable suggestion. We always say the most effective enforcement is police on the roads and we certainly strive to let our members and the public know about road rules and effective driving methods through our website, social media and education programs. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.
+4

Seriously. A joint campaign by all state motor clubs in Australia to change CTP from being vehicle based to driver based (as per the USA). We are being ripped off – if I have 3 cars, each with a paid annual CTP policy, how many can I drive at a time? so why are they all insured full-time? Theft by the insurance industry. I have asked a senior law company partner about this – he said it was more suitable than vehicle based, particularly because there is a nominal defendant in the first instance.

27 Apr
RACQ Live 3 Jul
Hi, this is an interesting suggestion and one we have heard before. Our response is two-fold: Currently CTP is a State-based scheme and there are some significant differences between the State's. Regarding paying CTP per driver not per vehicle is a tough one. In your example about having three cars you would need to consider that someone else, a family member maybe, could be driving another of your vehicles, and we don't want to leave them/you exposed. Also there are many people with licences who don't own a vehicle or drive regularly who no doubt would disagree with you. Good suggestions though and worth us investigating further.
+1

Motorcycles using breakdown lanes in varied speed areas on highways. Regardless of speed, motorcyclists should still be allowed to use the breakdown lane on highways when speeds are below 30kph and roadworks are not in place.

27 Apr
RACQ Live 19 Oct
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We'll pass them along to our Road Safety and Public Policy teams.
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Motor bikes should still be able to travel in the breakdown lane when the traffic is doing less than 30kph on roads that have variable speeds, even when the signs for 60kph or 80kph are lit up. The decision to allow bikes to ride in the breakdown lane was originally introduced as a safety measure and the dangers haven’t changed because they have lowered the speed limits, when the traffic can’t do those speeds anyway

27 Apr
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Hi, usually speed limits are lowered (on roads with variable speed limits) to respond to incidents or really bad congestion. If the speed limit gets reduced from the normal speed, then it usually means there’s something going on with the road like a crash or breakdown. Having people riding up the shoulder of the road could be unsafe as that’s likely where the incident or debris from the incident could be.
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People travelling too fast through roundabouts

27 Apr
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Roundabouts are confusing for many and can be dangerous. We would urge all motorists to slow down and consider the other road users entering and exiting the roundabout.
-1

Traffic congestion during peak hours morning, afternoon or during holiday periods. A strong education program aimed at inexperienced drivers to combat rubber necking or reckless driving could be very helpful. Simply covering wreckage left after a collision would ease the rubber neckers temptations.

27 Apr
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Good suggestion! We always aim to let motorists know the best ways to drive and alternative routes through our website, social media and education programs. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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On Oxford St in Bulimba there are some “shared zones”. People don’t seem to know if they are just normal road or a crossing and I have seen lots of close calls. Can the signage explains who has right of way or can they just be removed or changed to crossings?!

27 Apr
RACQ Live 3 Jul
Thanks for bringing this to our attention! We'll have our road engineer look into it to see if there can't be better signage or clarification for Bulimba locals and visitors.
-4

The greenslopes roundabout on O’Keefe St is dangerous. Too many people don’t know which lane they’re supposed to be in. I think we should have it changed to a traffic intersection instead.

27 Apr
RACQ Live 12 Jul
Roundabouts often cause confusion and can be dangerous. Thanks for letting us know about this particular one. We'll pass your suggestion on to our road engineer.
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We are paying way too much for petrol in Cairns, it’s a rip off. Why are we paying so much more than people in Brisbane?

27 Apr
RACQ Live 3 Jul
We agree - Cairns prices are too high! That's why we lobbied the ACCC to investigate price gouging there. The ACCC is also now looking into Brisbane fuel prices and is expected hand down its report this month. It will be very interesting to see what it contains and compare it to the Cairns findings.