Gold Coasters warned: Fuel prices peak ahead of Easter long weekend

Motorists hoping to fill up their tanks at a reasonable price today may have already missed the boat, with fuel prices skyrocketing at servos across the city in the lead up to the Easter long weekend.

RACQ warned drivers would be hit at the hip pocket this week, with service stations charging top dollar for fuel.

The average unleaded petrol price on the Gold Coast has already reached 148.3cpl.


RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said drivers had every right to be frustrated petrol prices had peaked just before the long weekend.

“Unfortunately, just as Easter and school holidays about to begin, we’ve hit the expensive phase of the south east Queensland petrol price cycle,” Ms Smith said.

“Last Easter, we were lucky to reach the cheap phase of the cycle over the break, but unfortunately, this time around, the timing’s not in our favour.”

Ms Smith said drivers travelling over the break could save by doing some research.

“While prices are high in the south east, motorists can save money by shopping around in some of the cheaper locations,” she said.

“And if you’re travelling outside of the region this weekend, fuelling up in cheaper places like Gympie, Bundaberg and Maryborough is also going to save you dollars.”