Gold Coast petrol prices rise ahead of Easter break

PETROL STATIONS are being accused of trying to cash in on the Australian tradition of an Easter long weekend road trip, by hiking prices.

The cost of unleaded petrol (ULP) is on the rise across the Gold Coast, with some drivers reporting seeing it close to 160 cent per litre (cpl).

While others had managed to fill up for less than 131.9 cpl.


According to fuel monitoring website Motor Mouth, there are still some stations selling ULP for less than 131.9 cpl.

On Tuesday there were a number of service stations within the central suburbs selling cheaper fuel, but that number has dramatically dropped overnight.

You can still fill-up for less than 135 cpl on the Gold Coast Highway in Labrador, Ferry Road in Southport and Olsen Avenue in Molendinar.

If you’re on the southern or northern ends of the Coast, it could be worth shopping around, with a majority of service stations outside the central hub selling ULP for around 159.9 cpl.

This is also the case for a majority of stations in Brisbane, while across the border on the Tweed, servos have also hiked the price up to 159.9 cpl.

You can go to the RACQ website to find the cheapest fuel in your area.