Alert to Perth motorists - fill up now to beat the petrol price rise

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Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. After today motorists will likely have to wait a week before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle.

FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 22 March 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by 22 cents per litre (cpl) to 193.4 cpl. BP, 7-Eleven and EG Ampol hiking by 34-36 cpl up to 203.9 cpl; Coles Express, Caltex/Puma and Ampol up to 199.9 cpl; Vibe up to 199.5 cpl; and United up to 194.7 cpl.

Despite the average hike tomorrow, there are still 40 individual sites offering prices below 170 cpl, so consumers should check the FuelWatch website to find the lowest price near them. Buying fuel from the cheapest site rather than the most expensive, a difference of 41 cpl, means motorists can potentially save $24 on a 60 litre tank.

Tuesday’s cheapest ULP is available for:

  • 165.9 cpl at FastFuel 24/7 in the East;
  • 161.9 cpl at United Perth Airport in the South; and
  • 166.5 cpl at Vibe Morley in the North.

Wednesday’s cheapest ULP will be available for:

  • 164.9 cpl at FastFuel 24/7 in the East;
  • 162.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport (membership required) and 163.5 cpl at United Perth Airport in the South; and
  • 167.3 cpl at Metro Malaga in the North.

To find the cheapest fuel at any time, check the mobile compatible site which features an interactive map. After 2.30pm each day both today’s and tomorrow’s prices are available. Also, get a daily update by subscribing to free email alerts or phone 1300 30 40 54. If you want to understand more about how FuelWatch works, go to


Media Contact: Alan Hynd, (08) 6552 9248 / 0429 078 791 /  

Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2023

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