Independent retailers, such as Vibe, Atlas Fuel, FastFuel 24/7, and Liberty, offered Perth’s cheapest non-membership-based fuel in 2023.
Research by FuelWatch showed that motorists could save more than $1200 a year by shopping around for their fuel.
Sue Ellery, WA Commerce Minister, said this data shows why shopping around for fuel on the FuelWatch website can make a meaningful difference to household budgets.
“2023 saw the return of a weekly price cycle for Perth, from a fortnightly one, which gave motorists some relief at the bowser knowing every Tuesday would be the cheapest time to fill up and a day when most retailers sell close to or below wholesale prices.”
While Costco outlets at Perth Airport and Casuarina topped the cheapest fuel list overall, an annual membership is required to access these sites.
Outside the membership outlets, the Vibe OPT outlet in Kwinana Beach was the cheapest, with average ULP prices of 169.5 cents per litre (cpl). Atlas Fuel Kwinana followed closely with 169.7 cpl and Atlas Fuel Ascot in third spot with 169.9 cpl.
The overall average ULP price in Perth last year was a record 183.9 cpl, up on the 180.1 cpl recorded in 2022 when prices were temporarily dampened as a result of a six-month reduction to the Commonwealth fuel excise.
The FuelWatch website, which is also accessible via the ServiceWA app, attracted more than 1.3 million visits a month on average in 2023.