Fuelling up this Christmas – SA’s cheapest metro and regional servos

19 December, 2022

As South Australians prepare to flock to the state’s regions over the Christmas holiday period, RAA has released a list of the state’s 20 cheapest metro and regional service stations for both ULP and diesel.

The new data – based on prices from the past three months – has prompted us to urge motorists to shop around ahead of the Christmas period and before they go away, with unleaded prices likely to spike in the lead up to the new year. 

Unleaded petrol prices in Adelaide peaked at around $2 per litre last week and have since started falling.

RAA fuel expert Mark Borlace said while Adelaide’s petrol price cycle can be more unpredictable around the Christmas period, prices would most likely rise again before the end of December.

“RAA recommends drivers use a fuel price app such as myRAA to check petrol prices in their area before filling up.”

“Before heading to the regions, motorists can also use fuel pricing apps to check the price of petrol at their destination before they go, so they can choose whether to fill up their whole tank now or wait until they arrive.”

Mark said shopping around for the cheapest price available would save drivers money at a time when cost-of-living pressures are being felt by many.

“If drivers start checking the app now and fill up a full tank when they see prices are low, they should be able to make a handy saving at an expensive time of year.

“Fuel costs can be one of the biggest bills facing two car households, so it pays to shop around and get the best deal available.”

SA’s 20 cheapest metro and regional servos based on average ULP price charged in the past three months:

Metropolitan Regional 
Costco Kilburn165.0cAmpol Mt Gambier Graham Road168.9c
Liberty Clarence Gardens172.1cAmpol Mount Gambier Jubilee Highway168.9c
Liberty Pooraka172.8cUnited Tintinara169.3c
Liberty Edinburgh North172.9cBP Matthews Petroleum Mt Gambier169.5c
Southern Cross Fulham Gardens173.0cShell Tintinara169.6c
Liberty Windsor Gardens173.3cMobil Dublin170.0c
Liberty Port Adelaide – Clare St173.5cEndeavour Petroleum Mt Gambier170.0c
Liberty Blair Athol173.5cUnited Lower Light170.1c
Liberty Nailsworth173.9cBP One Stop Mt Gambier170.2c
Liberty Port Adelaide – Vincent St174.0cBP Carpenter Rocks            170.7c
Liberty Taperoo174.2cUnited Port Wakefield171.0c
Liberty Seaford174.2cShell Snowtown171.1c
Liberty Camden Park174.2cCaltex Mount Gambier Jubilee Highway171.2c
Liberty Beverley174.2cWillalooka Tavern171.4c
EG Ampol Blair Athol174.2cBP Nangwarry171.9c
Liberty Wingfield174.3cSaddleworth Roadhouse172.4c
United Flinders Park174.5cAmpol Murray Bridge172.4c
United Blair Athol174.5cBP Port Wakefield172.5c
Ampol Northfield174.5cUnited Truro172.6c
Ampol Gillman174.5c24 Seven Blanchetown172.6c
Adelaide’s average ULP price was $1.79 for the same period Regional SA’s average ULP price was $1.80 for the same period 

SA’s 20 cheapest metro and regional servos based on average DIESEL price charged in the past three months:

Metropolitan Regional 
United Blair Athol207.6cX Convenience Victor Harbor205.6c
United Pooraka209.2cBP One Stop Mt Gambier206.6c
OTR Rosewater209.2cCaltex Truck Stop West OPT207.6c
Liberty Pooraka209.5cBP Port Wakefield208.5c
Largs Bay OPT209.5cShell Mallala209.0c
Liberty Seaford210.0cUnited Port Wakefield209.2c
Shell Regency Park Truck Stop210.1cSaddleworth Roadhouse   209.2c
OTR Ridleyton210.1cBP Matthews Petroleum Mt Gambier209.2c
Southern Cross Fulham Gardens210.3cUnited Lower Light209.3c
Willunga Hill OPT210.5cAmpol Port Augusta Diesel Stop209.5c
United Pooraka211.0cKeith OPT209.7c
OTR Old Noarlunga211.1cColes Express Port Wakefield209.7c
OTR Kent Town211.1cShell Snowtown209.8c
Liberty Marion211.1cBP Nangwarry210.0c
OTR Dry Creek211.6cOTR Mount Gambier East210.1c
AMPM Edwardstown211.6cAmpol Strathalbyn OPT210.5c
Coles Express Edwardstown211.7cAmpol Littlehampton210.5c
Silver’s Auto Centre211.8cEndeavour Petroleum Mt Gambier210.6c
BP South Moorebank211.9cBP Carpenter Rocks210.7c
United Pennington212.0cUnited Petroleum Mount Gambier210.8c
Adelaide’s average DIESEL price was $2.14 for the same period Regional SA’s average DIESEL price was $2.18 for the same period 

Price data for three-month period between 12/9/2022 and 12/12/2022.

To check real-time fuel prices on the myRAA app click here.