Petrol price falls bring welcome relief to regional QLD

As the State’s south east corner copped a price hike at the petrol pump, RACQ revealed drivers in regional Queensland had enjoyed some reprieve with lower fuel prices.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the price of regular unleaded in Bundaberg, Gladstone, Maryborough, Cairns, and Mackay had trended downwards and fell, on average, between around four and eight cents per litre in the last week.

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“We’ve seen quite dramatic changes in places like Gladstone where the average price dropped by almost eight cents per litre in the last seven days,” Ms Ross said.

“It’s come as the oil price hit its lowest point since January and it’s pleasing to see retailers passing on those savings to motorists in the regions.”

Ms Ross said prices were expected to stay low for the month ahead in regional areas and bring welcome relief to local motorists.

“Now’s the time to take advantage of the deals while they’re still available, so don’t delay filling up. It’s also important drivers are aware of how volatile global oil prices are – they’re influenced by many external factors, so can change considerably,” she said.

“Regardless of where you are in Queensland, you should always buy from the cheapest retailer by using the apps and websites available like RACQ’s Fair Fuel Finder.”


Centre 1-Day Change 7-Day Change Latest Average Retail Price
Toowoomba -0.6 4,7 135.6cpl
Bundaberg -0.2 -5.6 133.8cpl
Maryborough -0.9 -6 139cpl
Gladstone -0.2 -7.7 132.1cpl
Rockhampton -0.2 -4.3 141.5cpl
Mackay -0.6 -4.3 145.5cpl
Townsville -0.7 -4.3 143.2cpl
Cairns -0.4 -3.3 146.4cpl