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 it is likely motorists will have to wait for two weeks before petrol prices are again at the bottom of the price cycle.

FuelWatch reports that, from 6am tomorrow (Wednesday 9 March 2022), the average price of regular unleaded petrol (ULP) will increase by over 29 cents per litre (cpl) to 208.9 cpl. Ampol, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express hiking between 32-46 cpl up to 221.9 cpl; Puma up to 221.7 cpl; 7-Eleven and United up to 209.9 cpl.

Despite the average hike tomorrow, there are still 30 individual sites offering prices below 179 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 60 cpl, means motorists can potentially save $36 on a 60 litre tank.

Tuesday’s cheapest ULP is available for:

  • 173.5 cpl at Vibe Forrestfield in the East;
  • 167.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport (membership required) and 169.5 cpl at Liberty O’Connor in the South; and
  • 168.7 cpl at Shell Alkimos in the North.

Wednesday’s cheapest ULP will be available for:

  • 175.5 cpl at Shell High Wycombe and Vibe Forrestfield in the East;
  • 168.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport (membership required) and 169.5 cpl at Liberty O’Connor in the South; and
  • 173.5 cpl at Liberty Banksia Grove in the North.

Additionally, tomorrow, most branded Perth sites are hiking their diesel price: BP up to 206.9 cents per litre (cpl); Coles Express up to 200.9 cpl; Ampol up to 199.9 cpl; 7-Eleven and Caltex Woolworths up to 193.9 cpl; United up to 190.9 cpl; and Puma up to 189.7.

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
08 Mar 2022

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