How Qld drivers are saving hundreds on fuel each year

An Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report found the lowest priced service stations in all eight major Australian cities were independent chains, highlighting where drivers should fill their tanks and make substantial savings.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said the report found Brisbane drivers could save up to $229 per year by filling up at the cheapest sites. 

“We’re not surprised by the ACCC’s findings, but its’ a timely reminder for all Queensland drivers to shop around for the best deal,” Ms Smith said. 

“We see this time and time again, the big retailers are always the first to hike their prices and are the last to come back down. 

“It takes time and people power to push down prices and by only shopping at the cheaper servos, you’re rewarding those doing the right thing and sending a message to others that high prices are unacceptable.”

Ms Smith said the report confirmed the best sites to fill up were independent retailers over the supermarket chains. 

“Prices vary significantly between brands. In Brisbane, the cheapest site to fill up consistently was United Petroleum, where the most expensive with Coles,” she said. 

“The ACCC also confirmed the benefits of transparent fuel reporting and highlighted apps, like RACQ’s Fair Fuel Finder, help reward retailers who actively compete on price.”