As of last week (week to 27 August) the national average price of unleaded petrol was $1.28 a litre, according the Australian Institute of Petroleum. But filling up at the bowser can leave some Aussies counting the cost more than others.
A report from CommSec shows that drivers in Sydney get the better deal paying, on average, $1.17 a litre while those in Melbourne, Brisbane and Hobart pay significantly more.
The national average price of diesel petrol rose by 0.2 cents to $1.27 per litre in the week to August 27. The metropolitan price rose by 0.2 cents to $1.27 per litre while the regional average price rose 0.2 cents to $1.27.