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  TAX - A to HCarsAverage Retail Price of Petrol      Friday, 31 July 2015  

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Average Price of Petrol

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Claiming petrol costs as a tax deduction
There are two ways to work out petrol and oil costs.  The ATO allows you use your petrol and oil receipts if you have them or you can make a reasonable estimate based on your odometer records.  The tables below are a guide to the average retail price of unleaded petrol in each capital city.

 


   
2014/2015 - Average retail price of unleaded petrol (cents per litre)
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Source: AAA website – See link below.

Motorists who purchase unleaded petrol in areas other than the eight capital cities should refer to the link below to the AAA website for monthly prices.

Location

Average

Sydney

136

Melbourne

132

Brisbane

138

Adelaide

132

Perth

135

Hobart

145

Darwin

150

Canberra

141




   
2013/2014 - Average retail price of unleaded petrol (cents per litre)
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Source: AAA website – See link below.

Motorists who purchase unleaded petrol in areas other than the eight capital cities should refer to the link below to the AAA website for monthly prices.

Location

Quarter

Average

Sept 13

Dec 13

Mar 14

June 14

Sydney

152

149

154

152 

 152

Melbourne

150

 146

153

149 

 150

Brisbane

153

 151

151 

154 

 152

Adelaide

149

 147

153

150 

 150

Perth

151

147

154

153 

 151

Hobart

162

 162

162

 161

 162

Darwin

167

 169

173

174 

 171

Canberra

156

 156

 157

 156

 156




   
2012/2013 - Average retail price of unleaded petrol (cents per litre)
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2011/2012 - Average retail price of unleaded petrol (cents per litre)
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2010/2011 - Average retail price of unleaded petrol (cents per litre)
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Location

Quarter

Average

Sept 10

Dec 10

Mar 11

June 11

Sydney

122

127

138

143

133

Melbourne

123

125

136

142

132

Brisbane

125

128

139

144

134

Adelaide

120

123

134

141

130

Perth

125

125

137

142

132

Hobart

135

131

141

150

139

Darwin

133

132

142

153

140

Canberra

124

128

137

143

133

 

ABS data used with permission from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.  See ABS catalogue number 6403.0:55.001.  Average Retail Prices of Selected Items - Eight Capital Cities.

 

Motorists who purchase unleaded petrol in areas other than the eight capital cities should refer to the link below to the AAA website for monthly prices.

 


   
2009/2010 - Average retail price of unleaded petrol (cents per litre)
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2008/2009 - Average retail price of unleaded petrol (cents per litre)
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2007/2008 - Average retail price of unleaded petrol (cents per litre)
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2006/2007 - Average retail price of unleaded petrol (cents per litre)
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2004 to 2006 Average retail price of unleaded petrol (cents per litre)
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