You can now do fuel price searches using the microphone on your computer or Android/iOS mobile phone.
We’ll be improving the automatic redirection with time, currently the following search terms are supported:
City names (e.g. Brisbane, Cairns, Newcastle)
Station names (e.g. Puma Gladstone Depot)
Suburb names (e.g. Mooloolaba, Fairfield)
Postcodes (e.g. 4558, 4103)
States (e.g. Queensland, New South Wales, QLD, NSW)
Fuel types (e.g. 91, 98, e10, LPG)
Brands (e.g. Puma, FuelXpress)
For Desktop/laptop site visitors: Just click the microphone icon within the sidebar search widget and after allowing permission to use the microphone start speaking.
For mobile phone users (Android/iOS): Click the hamburger pull-down menu from the top-left corner of the screen then click the microphone icon. After allowing permission to use the microphone start speaking.
Gallery for mobile site visitors
(The microphone uses the techonology on your computer/mobile phone to convert speech to text and is only active for the moments after clicking the microphone icon with the connection terminating after each search)
VIC, SA, TAS or the ACT site visitors: Reach out to your State Government representatives and urge them to deliver real-time pricing data in your State. Without official data sources you’re in the dark.
For everyone else: We need feedback. If a fuel station in QLD, NSW, WA or NT is missing or not working let us know by hitting the green and red buttons throughout this site so we can address it.
The ACT government is resisting calls to introduce a scheme that provides regular information on the movement of petrol prices, instead encouraging motorists to use independent websites that track prices.
All Australian retail fuel monitoring Apps/websites (including us) rely on correct known prices to accurately inform motorists, without an official data source maintained by the ACT State Government we cannot guarantee the quality of displayed prices.
If you’re from the ACT reach out to your State Government representatives and urge them to join the party.
At the start of each month we will be responding to positive and feedback collected from the past month. We rely on this feedback to better this site so please hit the feedback buttons at the bottom of each page where you think we can do better.
Here’s some of the feedback received in December.
You could make sure your information is accurate and that the people giving it to you are telling the truth. The information about Stawell Ararat and Horsham in Vic is wildly inaccurate. Ararat in particular is currently $1-59 and has been for some time. Stawell is $1-47 at the Shell and $1-50 at BP. I’m told by the Shell that Horsham are also $1-56, not the $1-47 you claim. […] I am getting so angry at current prices out here in western Vic that I am asking newspapers to investigate it. Your claimed prices for Ararat are 19 cents a litre less than actual prices which have been steady for a while now. The prices I have just quoted you are based on what I have just witnessed this morning and yesterday morning. Today is 29/1/2018.
There is no official daily or real-time retail fuel data source in Victoria which means we are using other public non-official sources which as you’ve guessed it aren’t always accurate. We are always on the eye out for better sources and will be reaching out to data providers to improve this.
Please see the links on the About page for how to contact your State Government, urge them to introduce a public fuel reporting system like other States including WA, NT, NSW and as of this year QLD.
“Last updated: 1 week ago” Information is not current.
This has been resolved in a recent site update, we show “Today’s pricing at …” if the latest prices are from the current day, if we do not have today’s prices or they are unavailable we display “Yesterday’s pricing at …” and outside that period then do not display the current pricing.
Good stop fuel and rest
We’ll be exploring how we can integrate Google Maps Place reviews into our Station template as good fuel stations deserve all the feedback they can get! In the interim click the Station address at the top of the page to open it in Google Maps or do a Google search for that Station and let them know! 🙂
With our free WordPress Plugin site owners can embed fuel price Widgets from the FuelPrice Australia into the sidebar of their WordPress website.
Widgets can be assigned using the WordPress Customizer or the default Appearance > Widgets screen from the WordPress Administration.
We will be further developing this free Plugin in the coming weeks to support additional Widget types (e.g. Table Embed, Small Detailed Embed and Map Embed) as well as Suburb support and filtering options before building out Shortcode and Content Block support (new with WordPress 5.0).
It’s early day’s but we’re just happy to have a fuel price Plugin on w.org for Australian WordPress website owners! 🙂
We’re now monitoring the daily averages of 100 Australian cities, supporting 14,796 suburbs, where possible doing hourly refreshing of prices at 6,467 fuel stations and for WA motorists display tomorrow’s price from 5:30pm.
The stragglers from past months will carry over to this month.
[ ] Set the daily average price for towns/cities independantly where local station data is available (e.g. WA, NSW, QLD)
[x] Set the tomorrow average price for towns/cities in WA if station pricing data is available
[x] Release a free WordPress Plugin to embed local pricing details in WordPress sites using the FuelPrice Australia API
[x] Show the average daily fuel price on the State template
[ ] Show the average daily fuel price on the Fuel brand template
[ ] Finish the Small Detailed Embed and Map Embed Widgets
[ ] Add Suburb support to all Widgets
[..] Add reporting feature to City and Station templates to raise data issues
[ ] Overlay the current average daily price with current per-station prices to see what stations have priced their fuel types above/below regional averages
[ ] Add forecasting of tomorrow price and two days from now prices for cities based on known high and low historical prices
[ ] Add fuzzy matching for mispelled Suburbs and towns/cities in search
[ ] History controls for fuel stations to see last week, last month and all time matching the history controls of fuel types
[ ] AMP site support with Google Maps and Charts functionality
[..] Build out an API for localised fuel price data
[x] Add Progressive Web App support for mobile shortcuts on Android and Apple
[ ] Put the website through AppPresser and release to the Google Play and App Store marketplaces
[..] Add My Account facilities to manage your vehicle preferences, preferred fuel type and favourite stations and/or regions
[x] Voice search
[ ] Add site facilites to fuel stations from official sources (e.g. AdBlue availability, etc.)
[ ] Add fuel excerpt for Diesel and Premium Diesel fuel types using long-term pricing data (Diesel and Premium Diesel do not have typical weekly/monthly cycles)
[ ] Identify and redirect duplicate fuel stations at the same location to the original station that is being maintained
[ ] Identify non-crowdfunded data sources for fuel stations in Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT
[ ] Improve the fuel price trigger detection linked to the low pricing e-mail notification
[..] Populate Google Maps Place ID for thousands of suburbs
[..] Populate Google Maps Place ID for thousands of outstanding stations
[ ] Validate Station price details by comparing against multiple data sources where possible
[ ] Re-introduce road safety messages with new Ad platform showing relevant messages based on known location
[x] Better CSS support for 1024×768 Desktop resolutions
Please keep hitting the feedback buttons and leave a comment where you identify problems with pages, feedback is taken seriously and is often actioned on the spot. 🙂