Motorists in one part of Melbourne are paying far less than the rest of the city when they fill up their cars.

Service stations in the city’s southeast are paying around 20 cents per litre less, on average, than Melbourne’s most expensive areas.

New research by the RACV, which looked at petrol prices in 748 towns and suburbs across the state, have revealed that motorists could be saving money simply by driving over to the next suburb.

Baxter and Langwarrin South are the homes to Melbourne’s cheapest unleaded petrol, you would expect to pay 117.98 cents per litre on average in those suburbs.

Doveton, Eumemmerring, Mitcham, Rangeview, Thomastown and Narre Warren East all play host to cheaper fuel as well, with locals paying less than 118.90 cents per litre.

On the flip side, those in Melbourne’s outer eastern reaches around postcode area 3777 are paying more for fuel than anyone else, with the bowser clocking up an average of 137.35 cents per litre.

Those in postcode areas 3088, 3135, 3134 and 3337 should also expect to pay more than average to fill up the tank.


The research has also confirmed that Melbourne’s petrol price cycle has returned to its pre-COVID norm.

Unleaded prices around the city average around 154.6 cents per litre, that price is expected to slowly drop over the next two weeks to around 130 cents per litre before hiking back up again.

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