Beat the bowser price hike
NORTHERN RIVERS motorists are encouraged to hop in to the petrol station before the Easter break.
NRMA urges drivers shop around to find the cheapest fuel as prices vary.
Prices in key pit stops on popular tourist routes have gone up, with Grafton the fourth most expensive place to buy fuel in NSW, hitting $1.37 for standard unleaded, and Woolgoolga reaching $1.36.
Yass is the highest in the state with $1.39 for regular unleaded.
NRMA spokesperson Peter Khoury said motorists should ensure they're informed of the big price discrepancies between towns or risk being over-charged up to 23 cents a litre before heading away.
Ballina and Murwillumbah prices sit at $1.34 and Lismore on $1.31.
"We're encouraging motorists taking regional road trips to use the NRMA Fuel App to find the cheapest fuel locally so they can save their money for other holiday expenses,” Mr Khoury said.
According to the app, there are still cheap service stations in parts of NSW.
Regular unleaded can be bought for $1.15 in Maitland, and $1.21 in Casino.
Prices for Sydney sit at an average price of $1.24.
"Major oil companies have the right to charge what they want and now we have the power to drive straight past them,” Mr Khoury said.
"Petrol is a grudge purchase for most families and this Easter we don't want our members subjecting themselves to more pain at the bowser than necessary.”
The highest regional unleaded petrol prices in the state are:
- Yass $1.39
- Tumut $1.37
- Glen Innes $1.37
- Grafton $1.37
- Bega $1.36
The Top 5 cheapest unleaded petrol prices in NSW are:
- Maitland $1.15
- Nowra $1.16
- Goulburn $1.18
- Newcastle $1.20
- Casino $1.21