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Bowser Buster

Bowser Buster ranks the weekly average unleaded petrol and diesel prices for over 50 locations in NSW and Canberra from cheapest to most expensive. Displayed is each town's average price and how the towns have moved along the rankings from their previous week's price.

For families embarking on long journeys or businesses running fleets, the NRMA's Bowser Buster rankings could help them make considerable savings at the bowser by alerting them to the towns that historically sell petrol at a cheaper price.

Historical averages

 Unleaded petrol prices

  Week ending 24 July
Change in rank
Location ULP Rank +/
Goulburn 107.9 1 ↑1
Casino 113.9 2 ↑1
Coffs Harbour 114.1 3 ↑1
Leeton 114.9 4 ↑1
Newcastle 116.1 5 ↑2
Orange 116.6 6 ↔0
Temora 116.9 7 ↑4
Moama 117.2 8 ↔0
Albury 117.3 9 ↑1
Forbes 117.5 10 ↓-1
Dubbo 118.1 11 ↑1
Maitland 118.8 12 ↑14
Buronga 118.9 13 ↑1
Lismore 118.9 14 ↓-1
Central Coast 120.7 15 ↑6
Grafton 121.3 16 ↓-1
Wagga Wagga 121.8 17 ↓-1
Cootamundra 121.9 18 ↔0
Inverell 121.9 19 ↓-2
Ballina 122.9 20 ↔0
Sydney 122.9 21 ↑21
Kempsey 123.1 22 ↓-3
Wollongong 123.1 23 ↑12
Broken Hill 123.4 24 ↓-2
Deniliquin 123.7 25 ↑13
Moree 123.9 26 ↑3
Nowra 124.4 27 ↓-4
Muswellbrook 124.5 28 ↓-4
Griffith 124.7 29 ↓-4
Moruya 124.9 30 ↑1
Wauchope 124.9 31 ↑5
Singleton 125.4 32 ↓-4
Tamworth 125.7 33 ↔0
Bega 125.8 34 ↓-4
Parkes 125.8 35 ↓-3
Port Macquarie 126.2 36 ↑1
Canberra 126.8 37 ↑4
Taree 127.9 38 ↑5
Cooma 128.2 39 ↔0
Mudgee 128.3 40 ↓-6
Armidale 128.4 41 ↓-1
Bathurst 128.9 42 ↓-15
Batemans Bay 129.9 43 ↑1
Tumut 129.9 44 ↑1
Tweed Heads South 129.9 45 ↓-44
Hay 134.9 46 ↔0
Bulahdelah n/a n/a n/a
Forster n/a n/a n/a
Gundagai n/a n/a n/a
Gunnedah n/a n/a n/a
Lithgow n/a n/a n/a
Moss Vale n/a n/a n/a
Murwillumbah n/a n/a n/a
West Wyalong n/a n/a n/a
Woolgoolga n/a n/a n/a
Yass n/a n/a n/a

  Week ending 17 July
Change in rank
Location ULP Rank +/
Tweed Heads South 99.0 1 ↑1
Goulburn 111.9 2 ↑3
Casino 114.9 3 ↔0
Coffs Harbour 115.2 4 ↔0
Leeton 116.2 5 ↑4
Orange 116.9 6 ↑6
Newcastle 117.1 7 ↑6
Moama 117.2 8 ↓-1
Forbes 117.5 9 ↓-1
Albury 117.8 10 ↔0
Temora 117.9 11 ↑3
Dubbo 118.1 12 ↓-1
Lismore 119.3 13 ↑2
Buronga 120.4 14 ↑2
Grafton 121.6 15 ↑3
Wagga Wagga 121.8 16 ↑1
Inverell 121.9 17 ↑9
Cootamundra 122.4 18 ↑6
Kempsey 123.1 19 ↔0
Ballina 123.2 20 ↔0
Central Coast 123.3 21 ↑1
Broken Hill 123.4 22 ↓-1
Nowra 124.3 23 ↑8
Muswellbrook 124.5 24 ↓-1
Griffith 124.8 25 ↔0
Maitland 124.9 26 ↑6
Bathurst 125.1 27 ↑2
Singleton 125.4 28 ↔0
Moree 125.6 29 ↓-2
Bega 125.8 30 ↑5
Moruya 125.9 31 ↑2
Parkes 125.9 32 ↑5
Tamworth 126.5 33 ↓-3
Mudgee 126.6 34 ↔0
Wollongong 126.6 35 ↓-29
Wauchope 126.9 36 ↑6
Port Macquarie 127.3 37 ↓-1
Deniliquin 127.8 38 ↔0
Cooma 128.2 39 ↔0
Armidale 128.4 40 ↑1
Canberra 128.6 41 ↓-1
Sydney 128.8 42 ↓-41
Taree 129.2 43 ↔0
Batemans Bay 129.9 44 ↔0
Tumut 130.4 45 ↔0
Hay 135.4 46 ↔0
Bulahdelah n/a n/a n/a
Forster n/a n/a n/a
Gundagai n/a n/a n/a
Gunnedah n/a n/a n/a
Lithgow n/a n/a n/a
Moss Vale n/a n/a n/a
Murwillumbah n/a n/a n/a
West Wyalong n/a n/a n/a
Woolgoolga n/a n/a n/a
Yass n/a n/a n/a
 Diesel prices
  Week ending 24 July
Change in rank
Location Diesel Rank +/
Armidale 115.9 1 ↑4
Casino 115.9 2 ↓-1
Temora 116.2 3 ↔0
Sydney 117.2 4 ↓-2
Cootamundra 117.4 5 ↑4
Goulburn 118.1 6 ↓-2
Orange 118.1 7 ↓-1
Buronga 118.9 8 ↔0
Forbes 119.3 9 ↓-2
Lismore 119.5 10 ↔0
Bathurst 119.6 11 ↔0
Central Coast 119.8 12 ↑1
Dubbo 119.9 13 ↓-1
Wagga Wagga 119.9 14 ↑1
Albury 120.9 15 ↓-1
Inverell 120.9 16 ↑1
Kempsey 120.9 17 ↓-1
Tamworth 121.5 18 ↑1
Deniliquin 121.6 19 ↑9
Mudgee 121.6 20 ↑5
Moree 121.7 21 ↑1
Parkes 121.9 22 ↓-4
Wollongong 122 23 ↑1
Grafton 122.3 24 ↓-1
Newcastle 122.3 25 ↓-4
Moama 122.4 26 ↓-6
Muswellbrook 123.4 27 ↓-1
Canberra 124 28 ↓-1
Broken Hill 124.8 29 ↔0
Bega 124.9 30 ↔0
Moruya 125.4 31 ↑1
Batemans Bay 125.9 32 ↓-1
Tumut 128.9 33 ↔0
Coffs Harbour 129.9 34 ↔0
Ballina 130.9 35 ↔0
Cooma 132.6 36 ↔0
Bulahdelah n/a n/a n/a
Forster n/a n/a n/a
Griffith n/a n/a n/a
Gundagai n/a n/a n/a
Gunnedah n/a n/a n/a
Hay n/a n/a n/a
Leeton n/a n/a n/a
Lithgow n/a n/a n/a
Maitland n/a n/a n/a
Moss Vale n/a n/a n/a
Murwillumbah n/a n/a n/a
Nowra n/a n/a n/a
Port Macquarie n/a n/a n/a
Singleton n/a n/a n/a
Taree n/a n/a n/a
Tweed Heads South n/a n/a n/a
Wauchope n/a n/a n/a
West Wyalong n/a n/a n/a
Woolgoolga n/a n/a n/a
Yass n/a n/a n/a
  Week ending 17 July
Change in rank
Location Diesel Rank +/
Casino 114.9 1 ↔0
Sydney 117.3 2 ↔0
Temora 117.9 3 ↑1
Goulburn 118.5 4 ↑6
Armidale 118.6 5 ↑16
Orange 118.7 6 ↓-3
Forbes 119.3 7 ↓-2
Buronga 119.4 8 ↑3
Cootamundra 119.7 9 ↑5
Lismore 119.7 10 ↓-4
Bathurst 119.9 11 ↓-4
Dubbo 120.4 12 ↓-4
Central Coast 120.5 13 ↓-4
Albury 121.1 14 ↓-1
Wagga Wagga 121.1 15 ↑1
Kempsey 121.4 16 ↓-4
Inverell 121.9 17 ↓-2
Parkes 122.2 18 ↓-1
Tamworth 122.2 19 ↑10
Moama 122.4 20 ↓-1
Newcastle 122.4 21 ↓-1
Moree 122.5 22 ↓-4
Grafton 122.7 23 ↓-1
Wollongong 122.7 24 ↓-1
Mudgee 122.9 25 ↓-1
Muswellbrook 123.4 26 ↓-1
Canberra 124.1 27 ↓-1
Deniliquin 124.7 28 ↓-1
Broken Hill 124.8 29 ↓-1
Bega 125.4 30 ↑1
Batemans Bay 125.9 31 ↓-1
Moruya 126.9 32 ↔0
Tumut 129.4 33 ↔0
Coffs Harbour 129.9 34 ↔0
Ballina 130.9 35 ↔0
Cooma 131.8 36 ↔0
Bulahdelah n/a n/a n/a
Forster n/a n/a n/a
Griffith n/a n/a n/a
Gundagai n/a n/a n/a
Gunnedah n/a n/a n/a
Hay n/a n/a n/a
Leeton n/a n/a n/a
Lithgow n/a n/a n/a
Maitland n/a n/a n/a
Moss Vale n/a n/a n/a
Murwillumbah n/a n/a n/a
Nowra n/a n/a n/a
Port Macquarie n/a n/a n/a
Singleton n/a n/a n/a
Taree n/a n/a n/a
Tweed Heads South n/a n/a n/a
Wauchope n/a n/a n/a
West Wyalong n/a n/a n/a
Woolgoolga n/a n/a n/a
Yass n/a n/a n/a