With many Australians preparing to get away for the Easter holidays, drivers are being told there’s no need to pay top dollar for premium fuel before they hit the road.

National Roads and Motorists’ Association spokesman Peter Khoury says many drivers are paying on average 23 cents per litre more to buy premium 98 fuel, despite their vehicles only requiring E10 or regular unleaded.

The price difference between E10 and premium 98 is at a record three-year high, with the gap widening by almost six cents in the past decade.

In 2019, the ACCC found motorists could save $350 a year by avoiding big-name brands.

In Perth, if you missed the usually-cheaper Monday and Tuesday, FuelWatch says there are still over 30 sites selling below 123 cpl.

On Wednesday, the difference between the highest and lowest priced sites is 49 cpl, which means you can save up to $29 on a 60 litre tank of fuel.

Wednesday’s cheapest ULP in Perth

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120.7 cpl at Costco Perth Airport (membership required) and 121.7 cpl at Caltex Woolworths South Lake and Caltex Woolworths Southern River in the South

121.7 cpl at Caltex Woolworths Ellenbrook, Caltex Woolworths Morley Galleria, Caltex Woolworths Osborne Park and Vibe Morley in the North

123.9 cpl at FastFuel 24/7 (Forrestfield) in the East.

Average petrol prices across Australia’s capital cities are:

* Perth – $126.1

* Sydney – $133.2

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* Adelaide – $138.0 and rising

* Melbourne – $146.1 and rising

* Brisbane – $164.3 at the high point

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