Get fuel prices in real time

Murraylands motorists will soon have access to cheaper fuel prices by the click of a button following recent legislation passed in state parliament which aims to disclose real price information.

The latest ruling requires SA petrol stations to reveal their fuel prices to a central database within an half an hour of them changing.

It follows lengthy lobbying by the Royal Automobile Association (RAA).

The state government now seeks a company to operate the database, following the findings from the SA Productivity Commission.

Importantly, the outcome is expected to support the thousands of motorists living in the Murraylands who work to juggle the cost of living.

"Giving motorists the ability to easily find where the cheapest fuel is available will provide welcome relief for South Australians struggling to make ends meet," Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said.

She explained that the next phase was to tender out for a business to aggregate fuel pricing information for any app or website to access.

"This is the same scheme that is currently in place in Queensland, where motorists have been able to make informed choices and find the cheapest prices at any given time," she said.

RAA fuel expert Mark Borlace said the organisation had campaigned extensively for the change.

"Petrol prices can spike by up to 40c/l - adding an extra $24 to the cost of filling the tank of a typical family sedan.

"That's why it is so important that motorists have this money saving tool to track the movement of fuel prices and buy at the cheapest outlets.''

The database is anticipated to begin from spring and will continue to update the public on when the information will be available.