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 17 May 2023), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 27 cents per litre (cpl) to 189.6 cpl. 7-Eleven, Ampol, BP, Caltex/Puma, Coles Express and EG Ampol hiking by up to 42 cpl up to 199.9 cpl, and Vibe up to 199.5 cpl.

Despite the average hike tomorrow, there are still 42 individual sites offering prices below 160 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 44 cpl, means motorists can potentially save $26 on a 60 litre tank.

Tuesday’s cheapest ULP is available for:

  • 158.5 cpl at Vibe Forrestfield in the East;
  • 156.9 cpl at EG Ampol South Lake in the South; and
  • 153.9 cpl at X Convenience Alkimos in the North.

Wednesday’s cheapest ULP will be available for:

  • 159.5 cpl at Vibe Forrestfield in the East;
  • 156.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport and Costco Casuarina (membership required) and 157.9 cpl at United South Lake and United Southern River in the South; and
  • 155.9 cpl at Caltex Neerabup 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: Jasmine Sidhu, (08) 6552 9233 / 0429 078 791 /

Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2023

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