It’s a milestone for Canberra, a claim we never expected we’d be making.
Following the ACT Government’s campaign for local petrol stations to charge fairer prices to Canberra motorists, the ACT now has the lowest average price for petrol across all metropolitan areas in Australia.
According to the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) Weekly Price report, the weekly average for the week ending 17 May for the ACT was 101.6 centres per litre. This was cheaper than all major cities across the country, including Sydney which on average was 12 cents a litre higher.
Canberra motorists often pay higher prices than motorists in other major cities, and it will be a welcome relief to many local families that the price of petrol in the ACT is as low as possible during this difficult period.
The ACT Government will continue challenging local petrol stations to keep their prices at or below the Australian national weekly average.
Metropolitan Weekly Average Prices (cents per litre $A):