Petrol prices: The cheapest Melbourne suburbs to fill up revealed
New RACV research has revealed the cheapest places in Victoria to buy fuel, and the results are surprising.
The survey covered 27 regional towns and found petrol in nine of them was cheaper than Melbourne’s average price for the last financial year, debunking the myth that petrol is always cheaper in the city.
Melbourne’s average petrol price was $1.405 last financial year, while the state average was $1.396.
Tim Nicholson, Senior Motoring Journalist with RACV, said regional areas are “the clear winners”.
Benalla was the cheapest place in the state for fuel, with an average unleaded price of just $1.317.
Ballarat, Traralgon and Bendigo were also among the cheapest regional towns to buy petrol, while Mildura, Echuca and Cobram were the most expensive.
Mr Nicholson said the way petrol is priced has changed.
“It’s now really just driven by retailers who are undercutting their competitors to get a bigger slice of the pie.
“That will usually happen by them discounting the petrol by one or two cents a litre, until somebody will kind of break ranks,” he said.
CHEAPEST MELBOURNE SUBURBS FOR UNLEADED FUEL
- Cranbourne West
MOST EXPENSIVE MELBOURNE SUBURBS FOR UNLEADED FUEL
- South Melbourne
- Ringwood East
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