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Sky-high fuel prices are driving up the cost of living in Australia. We’re tracking petrol and diesel state by state to show you where it’s cheapest, where it’s most expensive, and where the trends are heading.


Summary: 25-Mar-2022 Unleaded (95) Diesel
National average $2.22 (up 0.5 per cent) $2.21 (down 0.5 per cent)
Best value state VIC @ $2.15 SA @ $2.17

The price of petrol and diesel has skyrocketed in recent weeks, with retailers blaming record oil prices and compromised supply chains.

While it’s unclear if these reasons tell the full story, the bottom line is consumers are feeling the pinch at the bowser – and there are no signs so far of reprieve.

We’ve compiled daily data to plot trends from week to week, revealing where it is cheapest and where it is most expensive.



Unleaded 95 was chosen as the barometer for petrol prices, however, if you’re buying E10 or 91 expect to pay slightly less than the figures listed below. If you’re buying 98 expect to pay slightly more.

Here at the national and state averages for petrol and diesel today. From tomorrow, we’ll add the day-to-day changes to pricing and long-term trends.

LAST UPDATED – Friday 25 March 2022



Unleaded Petrol (95) – National average: $2.22 (up 0.5 per cent since yesterday)

State Av. Price $/L Change from yesterday
ACT $2.22 no change
NSW $2.19 up 1.9 per cent
Northern Territory $2.29 up 4.6 per cent
Queensland $2.19 down 0.9 per cent
South Australia $2.19 down 0.5 per cent
Tasmania $2.31 no change
Victoria $2.15 no change
Western Australia $2.23 down 0.4 per cent

Cheapest: Waroona, Western Australia – $1.60
Most expensive:
Jabiru, Northern Territory – $2.70

Diesel – National average: $2.21 (down 0.5 per cent since yesterday)

State Av. Price $/L Change from yesterday
ACT $2.22 down 0.4 per cent
NSW $2.20 up 1.9 per cent
Northern Territory $2.27 down 2.6 per cent
Queensland $2.21 no change
South Australia $2.17 down 4.5 per cent
Tasmania $2.24 up 4.5 per cent
Victoria $2.19 no change
Western Australia $2.20 up 4.3 per cent

Cheapest: Esperance, Western Australia – $1.51
Most expensive:
Jabiru, Northern Territory – $2.70

Average fuel price tracker – capital city average

Please note that capital city prices are generally lower than state-wide averages.



William Davis

William Davis has written for Drive since July 2020, covering news and current affairs in the automotive industry. He has maintained a primary focus on industry trends, autonomous technology, electric vehicle regulations, and local environmental policy. As the newest addition to the Drive team, William was brought onboard for his attention to detail, writing skills, and strong work ethic. Despite writing for a diverse range of outlets – including the Australian Financial Review, Robb Report, and Property Observer – since completing his media degree at Macquarie University, William has always had a passion for cars.

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