FuelCheck provides real-time information about fuel prices at service stations across NSW and is accessible on any device connected to the internet, including smartphones, tablets, desk top computers and laptops.


FuelCheck uses information from cellular, Wi-Fi, and Global Positioning System (GPS) networks to determine your approximate location. To find your nearest service station, or your current distance from a particular service station, you must enable Location Services on your device/browser and give FuelCheck permission to use your location data.


You will need to be connected to the internet to see the most up-to-date FuelCheck pricing information.


The NSW Fair Trading website contains more detailed information on FuelCheck, including the price reporting obligations that must be met by service station operators.


Warning: Never use your phone while driving, traffic penalties may apply.


How to use FuelCheck

Find the cheapest fuel near you

  1. Tap/click the Fuel Near Me panel on the FuelCheck home page.
  2. When the map opens, choose your preferred fuel type and brand (optional) from the buttons at the bottom of the screen.
  3. The map will update to show the price of your selected fuel type at each nearby service station.

Find the cheapest fuel in a particular location

  1. Enter the name of the suburb/town or postcode and tap/click enter
  2. To identify a particular fuel type and/or brand in that area, make your selections and the map will update.
  3. You can view your search results on a map or as a list:
    1. To change from map to list view, tap/click the list icon in the top right corner of the screen. To change from list back to map view, tap/click the pinpoint icon.
    2. In list view, you can sort by price or distance.

If there happen to be no service stations found in the particular location you have chosen, FuelCheck will automatically identify the next closest service station.


Save FuelCheck on Apple mobile devices

  1. Open the FuelCheck website in your browser.
  2. Tap the ‘up arrow-box’ at the bottom of the screen, and scroll along the ‘copy’ line.
  3. Tap the ‘Add to Home Screen’ button.
  4. Tap ‘Add’ to complete.

Save FuelCheck on Android mobile devices

  1. Open the FuelCheck website in your browser.
  2. Tap the ‘three-dot icon’
  3. Select ‘Add to Home Screen’
  4. Tap ‘Add’ to complete.

Bookmark FuelCheck on a desktop computer (Apple and Windows)

  1. Open FuelCheck in your browser
  2. Bookmark the page address for future use using the instructions provided by your browser.

Service station not listed

Service station operators across NSW have done a great job in providing their details for FuelCheck, but some are still finalising the registration process. If you find that a station near you isn’t listed, you can lodge a General enquiry on the Fair Trading website.


Price discrepancy

If you see a difference in price between FuelCheck and the pump, you should first alert the service station operator. If this fails to resolve the issue, or if you are not satisfied with the operator’s response, you can lodge a complaint with NSW Fair Trading.


Report discrepancy via FuelCheck

To lodge a price discrepancy complaint directly through FuelCheck, you’ll need to do so while still at the service station.

  1. Tap on the relevant station in map view.
  2. Tap ‘Report Price Mismatch’.
  3. The service station detail will automatically add to the form.
  4. Attach evidence of the price discrepancy (photo of the service station signage or bowser display screen, or a receipt showing price paid).
  5. Tap ‘Submit’.

Report discrepancy via the NSW Fair Trading website

If you would prefer to report the price difference at a later time, you can lodge a general complaint on the fair trading website, together with your pricing discrepancy evidence.


Fuel type not listed

FuelCheck will display all types of fuel that are currently available for purchase. If a particular service station is not displaying a type of fuel this could be because they don’t supply that fuel or it is temporarily out of stock.


Fuel types

FuelCheck can be used to identify petrol fuels, diesel fuels, gas fuels and electric charging stations. The following table contains a brief description of each of these fuel types. Check with your vehicle manufacturer if you are unsure which fuels can be used in your car.



Petrol
Ethanol 94 (E10) A fuel blend of unleaded petrol and ethanol with an octane rating of 94. Ethanol is a biofuel that comes from fermenting plants such as wheat and sugar cane. The name E10 means the fuel is 10% ethanol and 90% petrol. Most cars on the road today can use E10. Check if your vehicle is suitable here
Unleaded 91 Standard unleaded petrol with an octane rating of 91
Premium 95 Premium unleaded petrol with an octane rating of 95
Premium 98 Premium unleaded petrol with an octane rating of 98
Ethanol 105 (E85) A fuel blend of 70% to 85% ethanol and unleaded petrol and with an octane rating of 105. It can only be used in cars that have been specifically built or modified to use it, including flexible-fuel vehicles and V8 racing supercars.


Diesel
Diesel A fuel that is used in diesel engines and is also known as distillate.
Premium Diesel A diesel fuel, usually with additives designed to improve efficiency or clean the engine.
Biodiesel 20 A blend of 20 percent ‘bio’, often made from vegetable oil, and diesel fuel. Most diesel engines can run on biodiesel, refer to your equipment or vehicle manufacturer for confirmation.


Other
LPG Liquefied petroleum gas is a flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gasses made from fossil fuel sources. Also referred to as autogas and only to be used in engines modified to use gas.
CNG/NGV Compressed natural gas.
LNG Liquefied natural gas.
EV charge Electric vehicle charging station, only for use in electric cars.
Hydrogen Hydrogen.