7 Apps to find the cheapest fuel near you (Australia) 2024

Cheap fuel apps Australia

Would you pay for something if you could buy it cheaper around the corner?

I doubt it. Especially in 2023 when the price of everything is rising at am alarming rate.

Which is why being all over your local fuel prices is so important. Even small savings at the petrol pump can save you plenty long-term.

To help you on your mission to never pay more than you need to, we’ve compiled a list of apps to find the cheapest fuel near you.

Further reading: 12 Ways to maximise car fuel efficiency and save money.


Petrol Spy

When it comes to apps for cheapest fuel, Petrol Spy has everything you need. This free service uses crowdsourcing or data from other users to give you petrol prices all over the country, including diesel, unleaded and AdBlue. The app has a pretty impressive coverage of all fuel stations in Australia, plus daily price updates, historical fuel price graphs in metro areas (for unleaded and E10 petrol) and a chance to win a $25 fuel voucher. According to a 2019 Choice.com survey, Petrol Spy is one of the most accurate apps for cheapest fuel in Queensland, NSW, ACT and Victoria.

Petrol Spy | Beanstalk Single Mums

Available on: Apple, Android

Cost: Free

What we like most about Petrol Spy: Solid nationwide coverage of petrol stations, chance to win a fuel voucher

Fuel Map

App Cheapest Fuel | Fuel Map | Beanstalk Single Mums

Fuel Map is another crowdsourced app for cheapest petrol that shows station, brand and price information from other motorists. When you add a fuel price for example, other users across Australia can see it as well. If you live in NSW, Queensland or Western Australia, you’ll see real-time prices from government sources. The app is easy to use, with petrol stations pinned on the map and the last known price indicated. We love the handy feature that lets you track purchases, fuel history and your car’s fuel economy.Available on: Apple, Android

Cost: Free

What we like most about Fuel Map: Easy to use, fuel purchase and fuel economy tracking


Petty App | Beanstalk Single Mums

Search “app cheapest fuel” for iOS and you’ll find Petty at the top of the list. This app will set you back around $4.50 a year for premium features not found in other free fuel apps like Siri voice search so you can compare fuel prices while driving, 3-month historical trend data, and a useful home screen widget for the iPhone and Apple Watch. If accuracy is a big deal to you, you’ll be happy to know that data is pulled from government sources in Queensland, NSW, SA, WA and Tasmania. Overall a clear winner for Apple users.Available on: Apple

Cost: $4.49/year

What we like most about Petty: iPhone widget and Siri shortcuts, 90-day historical data, price notifications

Pumped Fuel

Own an electric vehicle? Pumped Fuel is the app for you. It’s one of the few apps for cheapest fuel that shows electric charging stations on the map. Besides the usual fuel prices and petrol stations, it also shows current promotions for each station such as garage services and product specials so you can make informed decisions on the road. In addition, it displays the operating hours and facility information for stations (whether there’s a loo or not), so you don’t have to stop and waste time.

App Cheapest Fuel | Pumped Fuel | Beanstalk Single Mums

Available on: Android

Cost: Free

What we like most about Pumped Fuel: Fuel station specials, facility information, electric charging stations


Vroom Vroom Vroom

VroomVroomVroom is a car rental comparison website with a handy fuel check app for people living in NSW, WA or Queensland. While coverage is not Australia-wide, the free service is solid and accurate. It uses government data to provide real-time prices for petrol stations in these states so you can find the cheapest fuel near you. Simply select your fuel type, compare petrol stations and prices, and get directions to your chosen station. For iOS users, Vroom comes with Siri voice search for hands-free fuel comparison while driving.

Vroom Vroom Vroom | Beanstalk Single Mums

Available on: Apple, Android

Cost: Free

What we like most about Vroom Vroom Vroom: Real-time pricing for NSW, WA and Queensland motorists

Gas Buddy

App Cheapest Fuel | Gas Buddy | Beanstalk Single Mums

Like other apps for cheapest fuel on this list, Gas Buddy uses crowdsourcing to give you pricing information. If you enter fuel details for a station, you can earn points and get a chance to win a $100 fuel card. You have to create an account to do this, however. Other than that, the app is easy to use and straightforward. Instead of showing a map, you immediately get a list of stations and prices near you and then it shows you directions to that station. Another cool feature is the fuel economy tracking that uses GPS and sensor data.Available on: Apple, Android

Cost: Free

What we like most about Gas Buddy: Chance to win fuel voucher, fuel economy tracking

Motor Mouth

Motor Mouth is a national fuel comparison app that relies on data from other drivers, fuel retailers and station operators. According to their website, Motor Mouth shows prices for 4,500 fuel stations across the country. The color-coded map makes it super easy to find the best prices: Red dots are the most expensive, yellow dots are mid-range and green means go (the cheapest). Save your favourite locations, track trends and fuel usage, and add petrol station and price information to earn points that you can exchange for rewards.

Motor Mouth | Beanstalk Single Mums

Available on: Apple, Android

Cost: Free

What we like most about Motor Mouth: Color-coded map, earn points for rewards when you add fuel price data

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