Our aim is to alleviate motorists’
frustrations with fuel price variations by providing a twice-daily ‘snapshot’
of fuel prices as well as educating the consumer and empowering them to make an
informed choice before “filling up”.
A privately held organisation, MotorMouth
Pty Ltd was formed in July 2000 in response to the demand by Australian
motorists for information on the fluctuating prices of unleaded petrol. It was
initially set up to cover the major routes within a 15-kilometre radius of the
Due to the overwhelming response from the
motoring public, MotorMouth has expanded its monitoring service to include
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Canberra, Darwin, the Gold Coast
and the Sunshine Coast.
Today, MotorMouth currently reports prices
for approximately 1200 service
stations on a daily basis across these areas to provide motorists with the
cheapest fuel prices in their local area.
MotorMouth is part of the Informed Sources
group of companies and maintains its independence from all oil companies and
petrol stations, with its core objective being to provide information to
consumers so they can make an informed decision on petrol purchasing.
MotorMouth is committed to providing accurate and reliable data. Our
on-line research, created to establish consumer views and attitudes on petrol
pricing, showed that 87% of MotorMouth’s consumers have changed their petrol
purchasing habits as a consequence of using MotorMouth.
How is the information gathered?
MotorMouth sources fuel
pricing data using the following methods:
a day from Major Fuel Retailers
manually, collected by our drivers
for Perth, data is sourced from WA FuelWatch
service station site operators, who can input their prices using our online
The prices we receive electronically from
the major fuel retailers are posted twice a day to provide a snapshot of the
Manually collected data is sourced by
Informed Sources, with a team of people employed by the company to drive around
assigned regions, recording the prices of petrol displayed on the price-boards
that are out the front of service stations. Price collections take place once a
day, seven days a week and are not necessarily the same sites every day.
The collected prices are then sent
automatically into the MotorMouth database where the information is collated
The Perth data is sourced from the W.A.
Government Department of Consumer and Employment Protection. The Department
also displays fuel pricing on their website for
metro and selected country areas. Click
here to visit the Department's website.
service was launched on 9 November 2008 and will play an increasing role in
expanding the prices displayed by MotorMouth as well as extending into non
metropolitan areas. With myPriceboard, any service station in
can post their fuel prices directly onto MotorMouth. We use strict
criteria to ensure operators enter accurate fuel prices.
The data captured by MotorMouth, including
the cheapest fuel locations and average fuel prices, is communicated via the
MotorMouth website and is accessible for free by all registered users.
Registered MotorMouth users also have the option of upgrading their service to
receive fuel price alerts via email.