Recent city petrol prices

While price cycles usually operate in regular patterns, the cheapest and most expensive days to buy petrol change from cycle to cycle.

Duration of petrol price cycles

The length of the price cycle, from cheapest day to cheapest day, varies from cycle to cycle. In 2013, in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide the length of the cycle increased from seven to fourteen days or more. In Perth, the cycle consistently remained around seven days.

Cheapest day to buy petrol

Cheapest day in the last week

In the major capital cities recently the cheapest day to purchase petrol has varied, except in Perth where the cheapest day has been on a Wednesday.

Week ending

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Adelaide

Perth

15 April 2014 Wednesday Thursday Wednesday Friday Wednesday

Cheapest day in the recent petrol price cycle

Recently the cheapest day to purchase petrol has been Wednesday in Perth. It has varied in the other major cities.

Where it is listed as N/A or not applicable, the petrol price cycle did not reach its lowest point during that week.

Week ending

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Adelaide

Perth

13 April 2014

N/A

N/A

Wednesday

Friday

Wednesday

6 April 2014

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wednesday

30 March 2014

N/A

N/A

N/A

Monday

Wednesday

16 March 2014

N/A

N/A

N/A

Tuesday

Wednesday

Most expensive day to buy petrol

Recently the most expensive day to purchase petrol has been Thursday in Perth. It has varied in the other major cities.

Where it is listed as N/A or not applicable, the petrol price cycle did not reach its highest point during that week.

Week ending

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Adelaide

Perth

13 April 2014

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Thursday

6 April 2014

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Thursday

30 March 2014

 Tuesday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Thursday

16 March 2014

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Thursday

Disclaimer

Since historical data can only give an indication of the cheapest and most expensive days to buy petrol in the future, consumers should use this information as a general guide only.

Petrol prices in Sydney

The cheapest and most expensive day to buy petrol in Sydney recently has varied.

The chart below shows average daily regular unleaded petrol prices in Sydney over the past 30 days.

Average daily unleaded petrol prices in Sydney over the past 30 days

Petrol prices in Melbourne

The cheapest and most expensive day to buy petrol in Melbourne recently has varied.

The chart below shows average daily regular unleaded petrol prices in Melbourne over the past 30 days.

Average daily unleaded petrol prices in Melbourne over the past 30 days

Petrol prices in Brisbane

The cheapest and most expensive day to buy petrol in Brisbane recently has varied.

The chart below shows average daily regular unleaded petrol prices in Brisbane over the past 30 days.

Average daily unleaded petrol prices in Brisbane over the past 30 days

Petrol prices in Adelaide

The cheapest and most expensive day to buy petrol in Adelaide recently has varied.

The chart below shows average daily regular unleaded petrol prices in Adelaide over the past 30 days.

Average daily unleaded petrol prices in Adelaide over the past 30 days

Petrol prices in Perth

The cheapest day to buy petrol in Perth recently has been Wednesday and the most expensive day has generally been Thursday.

The chart below shows average daily regular unleaded petrol prices in Perth over the past 30 days.

Average daily unleaded petrol prices in Perth over the past 30 days

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