The NRMA advises to fill up now and take advantage of Sydney’s cheap petrol prices before they rise. Picture: Supplied
The NRMA advises to fill up now and take advantage of Sydney’s cheap petrol prices before they rise. Picture: Supplied

Aussies urged: ‘Fill up as soon as you can’

Sydney petrol prices are approaching their cheapest point before an expected spike.

NRMA advises drivers to take the opportunity to fill up their tanks while the affordable prices last.

“Fill up as soon as you can,” urged Peter Khoury, head of media with NRMA. “We don’t know, the price may fall another cent or so in Sydney, but it’s going to go up soon.”

By the time the October long weekend rolls around, petrol prices are expected to start rising again. Picture: Richard Walker
By the time the October long weekend rolls around, petrol prices are expected to start rising again. Picture: Richard Walker

The average price right now in Sydney is 107.4 cents per litre compared with the previous high of 137.7 cents per litre on August 31. The NRMA says he prices tend to fall slowly, but once they start to increase, they spike hard and fast.

“You’d be taking a bet as to how much longer into the week it will last,” Mr. Khoury said, referring to the low prices.

Prices are expected to start rising again by the October long weekend.

Across regional NSW, prices have remained stable in recent weeks, with motorists in Muswellbrook, Orange, Nowra and Tamworth enjoying the cheapest petrol.

Originally published as Aussies urged: ‘Fill up as soon as you can’



Hiring headache causes business to slash opening hours

Premium Content Hiring headache causes business to slash opening hours

After weeks of advertising and searching for staff with no success one cafe has...

Hervey Bay Magistrates Court: appearance list for today

Premium Content Hervey Bay Magistrates Court: appearance list for today

Here is a list of matters listed at Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Why case against alleged standover trio has been delayed

Premium Content Why case against alleged standover trio has been delayed

The prosecution said they were ready to proceed with a trial but an issue with the...