Many regional fuel retailers still ripping off motorists

04 March 2016

Victoria’s leading transport advocate RACV says some motorists in country Victoria are being ripped off by fuel retailers who are refusing to pass on the lower prices being experienced in other regional centres and in parts of Melbourne.

The average regional petrol price is hovering at around 111.2 cents per litre. The cheapest average petrol price in our monitored locations can be found at Wallan where unleaded was selling for 96.9 cents per litre while the most expensive fuel can be found at Corryong with petrol retailing at 123.4 cents per litre and Traralgon at 120.4 cents per litre.

RACV Manager Vehicle Engineering, Michael Case, said the higher prices in regional Victoria are completely unjustified.

“If Wodonga, Bairnsdale, Ballarat and Bendigo are able to sell petrol at around $1 per litre there’s simply no good reason why fuel retailers in other towns and cities can't also.

“Frankly, they are being ripped off and we suggest motorists shop around and bypass any retailer that is charging too much for fuel.”

“Send a message to those service stations that are ripping off drivers, by supporting those keeping their prices down,” he said.

Monitor fuel prices using the RACV website at www.racv.com.au and average prices for regional areas. If using a mobile device go to m.racv.com.au  

Average Petrol Prices

Average Petrol Prices

Price

Corryong

123.4

Traralgon

120.4

Swan Hill

120.1

Echuca

119.1

Euroa

118.6

Colac

118.4

Benalla

118.3

Moe

118.3

Portland

117.8

Kyabram

117.5

Horsham

116.7

Leongatha

115.9

Morwell

115.6

Sale

115.4

Warrnambool

115.0

Hamilton

114.7

Wangaratta

112.6

Mildura

109.4

Cobram

108.4

Yarrawonga

108

Shepparton

107.4

Ararat

106.3

Seymour

102.7

Ballarat

101.0

Bendigo

101.0

Bairnsdale

100.8

Wodonga

100.7

Geelong

98

Koo Wee Rup

97.5

Wallan

96.9

Date: 01/03/2016

Written by Lynette Keogh RACV Public Affairs on 03 9790 2572
March 04, 2016