Petrol Prices Melbourne has been developed to help people pay less for petrol.
||Read the News section for alerts when prices hike.
Watch for price Hike when Unleaded petrol approaches
Ave Terminal Gate Price
The NEWS section provides up-to-date helpful information to save money on petrol
for Petrol Prices Melbourne visitors.
DIY tips to find cheapest petrol prices
Save money on petrol with Petrol Prices Melbourne DIY tips.
APPROACH TO SAVE MONEY ON PETROL
- Watch the Gate price. When unleaded approaches Gate price watch prices closely
- When unleaded approaches Gate price watch prices using Woolworths Petrol app
- When prices hike fill up using discount voucher if it helps
- After about half the prices have increased lock in 7 Eleven price
- After prices have hiked shop around for lowest convenient price as prices start to fall.
- Use Woolworths Petrol app and the Petrol Spy app
Check for more tips on DIY page.
Petrol Prices Melbourne Background
Melbourne petrol prices follow a fairly consistent pattern as shown in the following graph.
The price of petrol drops over a period of three to four weeks. Sometimes a shorter period
and sometimes a longer period. You can see there's a minimum price point reached and then
quickly over a period of 2-4 days the price jumps massively by 20-30 cents. Miss the price
hike and you can easily spend $10-$15 more for a tank of petrol.
Petrol prices are also not consistent across Melbourne, or even sometimes the nearby suburbs.
Before filling up with petrol, check petrol prices in Melbourne and you may find a petrol station along the
way which could be up to 10 cents per litre less. Even a saving of 4 cents if you fill up
each week could put $100 tax free back in your pocket.
With many families having two or more cars, families can save a considerable amount of money
purchasing petrol. Savings that could easily add up to $200-$500 per year per car with
a relatively small amount of effort.
Petrol Prices Melbourne has been built as a resource for Melburnians.
Petrol Prices Melbourne - Alert
Petrol Prices Melbourne's News page provides alerts when prices hike. The largest single savings can be made
by knowing when the petrol price hikes. Get in before the petrol price goes up and you can save
$10-$15. Over a year this could easily add up to $100-$200. Let your family and friends know and they'll save too.
Don't always buy close to home
The most expensive petrol station and the one we used the most is the local Shell Service station.
The only saving grace is it accepts a discount voucher, but even then, with the discount voucher
it can be more expensive than other services stations we may drive past. Our habit of filling
up close to home we now realise has cost us a considerable amount of money over the years.
DIY - Find cheapest petrol prices
Whilst building and running this page I found a number of sites and approaches that help find
the cheapest petrol prices. You can find the list of sites and approaches on the
available via the menu. I currently only cover around my own area, so making these tips
available to others hopefully may help them save money on petrol in their area.
Average Terminal Gate Price
The Average Terminal Gate Price is the average of the terminal gate prices taken
on the morning of the date shown. Credit needs to go to the Australian Institute of Petroleum
for providing this information on their site. A link is provided on the DIY page to the AIP site.
The Average Terminal Gate Price is important as generally prices don't go up until the prices
have come down to around this price during the discounting cycle. That is, until the petrol
prices come down to or near the Average Terminal Gate Price we don't have to be concerned with
prices peaking, as the petrol prices are still coming down. During the discounting phase we only need to look
for the cheapest petrol prices.
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